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Full text of "Town of Wilmington Annual Report"

Table of Contents 

Title Page 



Mission Statement 1 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Town Manager 5 

Administration & Finance Town Clerk 10 

Board of Registrars 11 

Town Counsel 11 

Board of Assessors 14 

Town Treasurer/Collector 15 

Town Accountant 16 

Public Safety Fire Department 37 

Police Department 42 

Animal Control Officer 46 

Facilities & Infrastructure Public Buildings Department 47 

Permanent Building Committee 48 

Department of Public Works 48 

Water and Sewer Department 52 

Human Services & Consumer Affairs Library 54 

Wilmington Arts Council 61 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 63 

Historical Commission 64 

Recreation Department 69 

Elderly Services Department 73 

Housing Authority 78 

Disabilities, Commission on 78 

Veterans' Services 79 

Board of Health 80 

Cable T. V. Advisory Task Force 84 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 84 

Education WUmington Public Schools 85 

Shawsheen Valley Reg. Voc. Tech. H. S 108 

Community Development Planning/Conservation Department 124 

Housing Partnership 130 

MetropoHtan Area Planning Council 130 

Middlesex Canal Commission 134 

Inspector of Buildings 136 

Board of Appeals 137 

Town Meetings & Elections Constable 148 

Annual Town Election - April 16, 2005 149 

Annual Town Meeting - April 23, 2005 150 

Special Town Meeting - November 1, 2005 175 

Special Town Election - November 8, 2005 179 

Directory of Officials 180 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 181 

Officers and Department Heads 185 

Municipal Services Guide 186 

Meeting Dates and Times 190 

Accepted Streets 191 

Telephone Directory by Department 



The "Mission Statement for the Town of Wilmington" is as follows: 

"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, exists in order to 
deUver a wide range of municipal services to those who live, work or own 
property within the borders of Wilmington; and in order to make this 
community a good place to Uve, to work, and to raise and educate a family, 
those services must be responsive to the needs of the people. They must be 
effective and efficient. Principles of honesty, fairness, dependabihty and 
compassion must govern the actions of the officials and the employees of the 
Town. Those who work for the Town as employees or as members of boards, 
committees and commissions are recognized as its most important resource 
and the key to its success in serving the people of WiUnington." 

Endorsed by the Board of Selectmen May 22, 1989. 




Office of the 
Board of Selectmen 
(978)658-3311 



Town of Wilmington 

121 Glen Road 
Wilmington, MA 01887-3597 



FAX (978) 658-3334 
TTY (978)694-1417 



Dear Fellow Resident: 

As Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, it is a great honor for me to report on the important 
work of the Board during calendar year 2005. 

The Board remains focused on defending the town's interests with respect to the serious quahty 
of life and financial implications surrounding contamination on the Olin site and at the Maple 
Meadow Landfill in addition to efforts by New England Transrail to develop a transloading 
facility on a portion of the Olin Corporation's 53-acre parcel. 

In March the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) and the town's environmental consultant, 
Geolnsight Inc., presented an overview of their final report entitled "South Wilmington Water 
Study." The Board of Selectmen appointed this group of residents and town staff in 2002 to 
evaluate conditions at the Olin site and the Maple Meadow Landfill and to assess the efforts of 
the property owners and the state Department of Environmental Protection to address the 
contamination problems. The report noted that with the shutdown of town wells in south 
Wilmington, groundwater conditions are likely to change substantiaUy and that Olin should be 
required to re-assess the conclusions of studies completed prior to the closure of the wells. 
Concern was also expressed at the excessive amount of fill brought to the Maple Meadow 
Landfill particularly in light of its proximity to town wells. A series of recommendations were 
outlined in the report. The Board wishes to extend our thanks for the commitment of time and 
effort by all members of the CAP. 

Based upon the recommendation of the Town Manager, the Board voted to support the effort to 
transfer regulatory jurisdiction for assessment and remediation of the Olin site from the 
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA). It is our expectation that the level of resources and expertise 
available through the EPA will be greater than those resources currently available through 
DEP. EPA should also have more regulatory clout than does DEP to require specific actions. 
The Olin project was submitted for listing on the National Priorities List in September. A final 
decision by EPA to accept jurisdiction is expected in April of 2006. A favorable decision would 
designate the site as a "Superfund" site and make local groups eligible for technical assistance 
grants to hire consultants and conduct their own monitoring of activities. 

Representatives from the town's state and federal legislative delegation attended a Board 
meeting to discuss efforts to oppose the planned development of a portion of the Olin 
Corporation property on Eames Street by New England Transrail. In May the federal Surface 
Transportation Board (STB) dismissed, without prejudice, NET's application to construct and 
operate a rail transload facility in Wilmington due to substantial changes in NET's proposal 
that occurred over time from its initial proposal. In December NET refiled a petition for 
exemption from specific regulatory approval requirements by the STB. The Town has mounted 



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a vigorous response in opposition to the petition. The Selectmen will continue to pursue all 
necessary avenues to oppose this proposed development. 

Concerns were raised by residents about odor problems emanating from the town's compost 
center in south Wilmington. The Board discussed the problem and options to address the 
problem with Public Works Superintendent Donald Onusseit. After initially voting to ban the 
disposal of all yard waste at the site, the Board voted to reopen the compost center on a limited 
basis for the drop off of leaves and brush only by residents of Wilmington. Additional dates for 
curbside collection of leaves and brush were included in the plan. 

Jack Gushing, Chairman of the 275*^ Anniversary Committee provided the Selectmen with 
regular updates throughout the year about the progress of arrangements to commemorate the 
town's founding. Thanks to Jack, the entire 275^'^ Anniversary Committee and to all the 
volunteers and donors for making the September anniversary and the activities that went on 
throughout the year a spirited celebration of Wilmington's identity. 

Board members were notified in May of the property owner's intention to remove the 
agricultural restriction on property located at 165 Chestnut Street, better known as the Butters 
Farm, for the purpose of selling the property. The requirements of the agricultural restriction 
afford the town the right of first refusal. In June the Board executed an Option to Purchase 
Recordable Memorandum which preserves the town's right, through June 1, 2006, to acquire 
the property through purchase, gift or land swap. The Board supports the efforts to acquire the 
property and directed the Town Manager to work in conjunction with the Historical Commission 
to develop a plan for saving this historic building. 

At the urging of the Board of Selectmen, the special town meeting in November agreed to 
appropriate $335,000 for the purchase of property at 183 Middlesex Avenue. This 14,000 
square foot property abuts Wilmington Memorial Library and will expand the town's options for 
future use in addressing the town's facilities needs. 

Selectmen executed a preservation restriction agreement with Winifred H. Richardson, Trustee 
of Richardson Realty Trust on property located at 280 Woburn Street. The April 27, 2002 
Annual Town Meeting authorized the town to accept an historic easement on this 5.7 acre 
parcel of land. Execution of this agreement completes the work authorized at annual town 
meeting and enables the town to not only preserve open space but to protect an historic resource 
in Wilmington. 

On October 2"<i the Historical Commission led the town in a celebration of the restoration of the 
West Schoolhouse on Shawsheen Avenue. With funding from the Massachusetts Office of 
Travel and Tourism students from the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High 
School in conjunction with assistance from several town departments completed extensive 
renovation to the 1875 schoolhouse. 

In May the Board met with the School Committee to fill an unexpired seat on the School 
Committee. Kathleen McFadden received a unanimous vote to fill the seat left vacant by the 
resignation of Michael Baker. Both committees met again in October to appoint Steven Higgins 
to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Marilyn Lamson. 

Once again the Sons of Italy made a generous donation to the town. The Board wishes to thank 
the Sons of Italy for donating $40,000 which enabled the town to replace the Fire Chiefs vehicle 
and to purchase a forestry skid pump unit for the Fire Department. 

On behalf of the Board of Selectmen I wish to extend our deepest gratitude and support for all 
the brave men and women serving in the military who are stationed in this country and all over 
the world sacrificing their lives in defense of our right to live in a free and democratic society. 



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We wish to also acknowledge and thank all the volunteers serving on boards and committees 
throughout the town as well as the volunteers who have offered their time to assist town 
departments to provide programs and services. Your civic involvement makes Wilmington a 
stronger community. 

And finally, the Board extends our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Town Manager, the 
department heads and to all the full-time and part-time personnel who work tirelessly for the 
town to provide the programs and services that residents have come to expect. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Raymond N. Lepore, Chairman 
Board of Selectmen 




Board of Selectmen, from left: Michael V. McCoy, Suzanne M. Sullivan, 
Chairman Raymond N. Lepore, Michael J. Newhouse and Frank J. West. 



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Town of Wilmington 

1 2 I GLEN ROAD 
WILMINGTON, MA 1 887 



OFFICE OF THE FAX (978) 658-3334 

TOWN MANAGER TTY (978) 694- 1417 

(978) 658-331 1 



To The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 

For the residents of the Town of Wilmington 2005 was a year of celebration and reflection. 
In 2004, the Board of Selectmen had the foresight to appoint a hard working and dedicated 
group of residents to organize, plan, promote and conduct Wilmington's 275'^ Anniversary 
Celebration. Thanks to the tireless efforts of countless volunteers and the generosity of 
individuals, businesses and community organizations, Wilmington celebrated "small town, 
BIG FAMILY", in style. 

Throughout 2005, events were held enabhng Wilmington families, past and present, the 
opportunity to celebrate this important community milestone. Family and friendship were 
the recurring themes in each of the many celebrations highhghted by the anniversary ball 
in April, culminated by the anniversary parade in September and concluded with Santa's 
family breakfast in December. These activities were interspersed with a wide range of 
programs and events ranging from marathons to car rallys and historical presentations to 
applefests. Wilmington residents, both young and old, gained a better appreciation for its 
town's history while enjoying the opportunity to celebrate the essence of community pride 
and spirit. 

Attendees at the Annual Town Meeting in April exemplified the importance of community 
and family by adopting two articles, one to honor a legacy and the other to preserve a 
memory. Voters were unanimous in their decision to name the new high school track in 
honor of long-time Wilmington educator, coach and benefactor, Frank Kelley. "Mister" 
Kelley's fifty plus years of contributions to Wilmington students was celebrated by 
hundreds who attended a banquet in his honor and thousands who Uned the 275'^ 
anniversary parade route applauding his selection as grand marshal. The Athletic 
Department is planning a dedication ceremony for the new track in 2006. 

On June 8*^ family, friends, classmates, teachers and town officials gathered on the field at 
the Shawsheen School to celebrate the dedication of the Justin A. O'Neil Memorial Skate 
Park. Town Meeting voters were unanimous in their determination that Wilmington's 
newest recreational facility be dedicated to preserving the memory of one of Wilmington's 
"special sons". The simple ceremony reminded all of us that Ufe's accompUshments are not 
measured by longevity. The Skate Park will serve as a lasting and fitting memorial to the 
energy and exuberance of a young man whose passion for life inspired a community. 

The calendar year 2005 was particularly challenging for cities and towns who were charged 
with maintaining service and improving infrastructure in the face of declining resources. 
The budget passed at the April 2005 Town Meeting relied on town reserves to meet the 
needs of its residents despite an appropriation increase of less than 8/lOths of one percent. 



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Fortunately town officials have recognized the need to build a reserve in order to maintain 
adequate levels of service. Although the town's operating reserve remains at an acceptable 
level, it is important that it not be further marginalized. 

Free cash has been certified at $3,931,768, approximately $400,000 less than last year. In 
order to maintain an appropriate reserve, local aid must be allocated in a more equitable 
manner. As preparations begin for the fiscal year 2007 budget, the state is being called 
upon to uncap lottery revenues and to address the inequities in the Chapter 70 education 
aid distribution formula. While the town will continue its efforts to operate at optimum 
efficiency, new sources of revenue must be identified in order to avoid cutbacks in service. 

For the second consecutive year, the town's annual report was judged to be the best in the 
state. The Massachusetts Municipal Association considers layout and design, quantity and 
depth of information, organization, originality and overall usefulness of the report to 
residents when determining the first place recipient. Once again the town's municipal 
calendar was a featured component of the report. The Annual Report is one of many 
communication vehicles utilized by local government to keep citizens informed of important 
community issues, programs, meetings and activities as well as rules and regulations 
pertinent to residents and business owners. Residents are encouraged to examine the 
reports contained herein and to avail themselves of the town's website and its many and 
frequent pubhcations designed to keep citizens apprised of Wilmington's services and 
government activities. 

A limited budget and an extraordinarily costly winter curtailed the town's abiUty to invest 
heavily in capital equipment in 2005. The town recorded 117" of snowfall last winter, more 
than double the annual average of 54". As can be expected, the cost to remove the snow and 
ice similarly exceeded the appropriation. The town spent approximately $900,000 fighting 
last year's storms. Fortunately we appUed for, and received, $115,000 in federal relief 
funds to help pay for the January storm which dropped 31" of snow in Wilmington. 

The town hmited its capital equipment acquisitions in 2005. Four replacement front-hne 
police cruisers were purchased. A new fire chiefs vehicle and a forestry skid pump unit 
were donated by the Wilmington Sons of Italy. The fire department also improved its fire 
fighter safety equipment through the award of a $159,000 homeland security grant 
enabling the replacement of its entire complement of self-contained breathing apparatus. 

There were a number of projects completed in 2005 by the Department of Pubhc Works. 
They included: 

* The completion of the Abigail Island cleanup. More than 325 tons of lead impacted 
soil and 40 cubic yards of contaminated wood debris were removed from the former 
police firing range. 

* The completion of phase 3 of the Woburn Street sidewalk project by the construction 
of 2,800 hnear feet of sidewalk from West Street to Concord Street. 

* The replacement of the Adams Street culvert. 

* The completion of the Church Street roadway reconstruction project including the 
reconstruction of nearly 4,500 linear feet of Church Street from Main Street to 
Middlesex Avenue. 

* The installation of two satellite wells to improve the operational efficiency of the 
Salem Street well. 



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The town continues its efforts to address a variety of long-term safety, infrastructure and 
facility needs. In 2005 preliminary design plans were prepared for the reconstruction and 
improvement of the intersection of Glen Road and Middlesex Avenue (Route 62). Work 
commenced on the first phase of the development of a town-wide master drainage plan. 
The initial efforts have concentrated on developing a town-wide map of the existing 
drainage system. 

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Facility and property improvements have begun or been accomplished in many other areas 
of the town. At Silver Lake, an emergency rescue boat launch was constructed through the 
generosity and efforts of Northeastern Development and Heffron Materials. A drainage 
improvement project is also underway at Silver Lake in partnership with the state's 
department of Conservation and Recreation. The intent of the project is to improve the 
overall water quahty and groundwater recharge at the lake through the use of innovative 
design techniques known as "low impact development". 

Near the end of the calendar year, town forces began work to expand the number of 
gravesites at the Wildwood Cemetery. The first phase of the expansion project will include 
the establishment of approximately 320 new "two grave with monument lots". DPW crews 
also removed the deteriorated playground at Shawsheen School in anticipation of the 
construction of a replacement playground in 2006. The new facihty would meet all safety 
and handicapped accessibility requirements. 

Two major state roadway projects began this past year, both of which include town funds to 
upgrade water mains in the area of the projects. The Route 125/1-93 interchange project 
entails the construction of a new northbound 1-93 on-ramp fi:om Route 125 west. Route 125 
will be widened and traffic signalization improvements will be made at the Ballardvale 
Street intersection. The town completed its portion of the comprehensive roadway 
reconstruction project on Lowell Street with the installation of approximately 7,800 linear 
feet of new 12" water pipe. The state will continue its work throughout 2006 to reconstruct 
the roadway, improve drainage, repair a major culvert, construct sidewalks, estabUsh 
streetscaping and improve motor vehicle and pedestrian safety on this heavily used stretch 
of roadway. 

Improvements were made at many town and school buildings throughout 2005. New roofs 
were installed at the Main Street Sewage Pump Station and on a 1,600 square foot area of 
the library. Electrical upgrades were accompHshed at the Town Hall, the Pump Station, 
and at the Wildwood, Shawsheen and High Schools. Heating improvements were made at 
the Town Hall, PubUc Buildings office and at the high school. These are but a few examples 
of the facility upgrades undertaken in 2005. 

Two other important projects took place in 2005 as a result of state grant funding. The 
historic West Schoolhouse was completely renovated under the direction of the Historical 
Commission and the Public Buildings Department. Students and instructors from the 
Shawsheen Valley Regional School joined forces with town departments to accomplish the 
"makeover". Several hundred residents, including former students, celebrated the 
reopening of the West Schoolhouse on October 2, 2005. The Planning and Conservation 
Department, in conjunction with the Conservation Commission, developed an improvement 
plan for the Town Forest. A $150,000 grant from the state's Department of Conservation 
and Recreation has resulted in improved and expanded parking and accessibihty for 
individuals wishing to enjoy this important natural resource. A pubUc trail system is also 
contemplated for the future. 



In July the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners voted Wilmington a provisional 
grant award of nearly $3.4 milhon to construct a new library. The proposal to build a new 
library was rejected by voters in November at a Special Town Meeting and Election. 
Nevertheless, the Library Director, library staff and library trustees are to be applauded for 
their efforts in securing the grant award. Meanwhile, the town has developed a 
preliminary capital assessment plan to consider future facility needs and other capital 
requirements. At the Special Town Meeting in November, voters approved the purchase of 
property at 183 Middlesex Avenue. This property is located near several town properties 
thereby expanding the town's options to accommodate future facility needs. 

The town's environmental consultants continue to work closely with the Board of 
Selectmen, Town Counsel, town officials and department managers on issues of concern 
emanating from the Olin property and the Maple Meadow Landfill. In his report to the 
town, contained elsewhere in this document. Chairman Lepore summarizes the status of 
the environmental issues facing the town. Most notable is the likelihood that the federal 
Environmental Protection Agency will assume the jurisdiction over the Olin site through its 
designation on the National Priorities List as a "superfund site". At year's end, the town is 
continuing its efforts to oppose the construction and operation of a transloading facility at 
the Olin property and continues its legal fight to restrict the height of the Maple Meadow 
Landfill. 

A review of each department and committee report contained in this document will better 
serve the reader as to the level of effort expended over the past year by so many talented 
and hardworking employees and volunteers. The town is fortunate to number in its ranks 
so many individuals whose work ethic and sense of civic duty benefit our community. 
Especially important are the organizations and businesses who provide talent, energy and 
support to so many important town wide endeavors. 

I am pleased to recognize the hard work of several individuals who concluded their service 
on town committees this past year. They are: Lisa Brothers and Mark Brazell of the 
Conservation Commission; Joseph Paglia, member and former Chairman of the Elderly 
Services Commission; Audrey Riddle and James Murray of the Historical Commission; 
Mary Deislinger, member and former Chairman of the Board of Library Trustees and 
library trustee Edward Jones; Jay Tighe, member and former Chairman of the Recreation 
Commission; and Roger Stevenin, Citizen's Advisory Board member to the Reading 
Municipal Light Department. A special thank you is extended to Jim Stewart, the long- 
time Chairman of the town's 4'^ of July Celebration Committee. Jim has been an 
influential leader in the community for many years and his tireless efforts to ensure that 
Wilmington's 4^^ of July Celebration is second-to-none is testimony to his leadership skills 
and his community pride. 

In February Louis Cimaglia was appointed to the position of Veterans' Agent replacing 
Paul Farrell who retired following 40 years of dedicated service to Wilmington veterans and 
their families. Theresa McDermott replaced Kathleen Black Reynolds as the town's 
Museum Curator. The Town Hall lost one of its "fixtures" last March when long-time 
custodian Bill L'Esperance retired. 

Leadership at the PoHce Department changed hands upon the retirement in October of 
Chief Robert Spencer. Chief Spencer concluded a distinguished career in law enforcement 
that began in the City of Woburn in the late 1960's. Chief Spencer was appointed to the 
Wilmington PoUce Department in 1973 where for the succeeding 32 years he rose through 
the ranks to become Police Chief in 2004. In each of his many assignments he served his 



community with distinction and integrity. Deputy Chief Michael R. Begonis was promoted 
to the position of Pohce Chief following Chief Spencer's retirement. Chief Begonis is an 
experienced law enforcement professional who possesses the background, intellect and 
energy to effectively lead this important department. 

Finally, I acknowledge the retirement of Margaret Tarantino, Administrative Assistant to 
the Town Manager. Peggy retired at the beginning of calendar year 2005. She was an 
extraordinary professional whose organizational, management and technical skills made 
everyone around her better. I was privileged to work side by side with Peggy for nearly 15 
years. As the fortunate recipient of her wise counsel and support, I can well attest to the 
value she brought to this community. Peggy has been replaced by Beverly Dalton who has 
worked in the Town Manager's office on a full-time basis since 1991. Beverly's work 
experience and technical expertise will ensure continued efficiency in the management of 
the town's internal administrative operations. 

Thomas Jefferson described the challenge and responsibility of government leaders when 
he said, "We have no interests nor passions different from those of our fellow citizens. We 
have the same object: the success of representative government." I am privileged to have 
the opportunity to be a part of town government and to share with each resident the 
common objective to improve upon our mission of service. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Michael A. Caira 
Town Manager 




Town Manager Michael Caira presents Margaret Tarantino, Administrative Assistant, 
with crystal apple upon her retirement. 



ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 




The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer and Local Registrar of 
Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the 
appropriate process, with notification and procedure, is adhered to in the making of legislative pohcy 
and of managing public access to this information. This office is often the first door of government 
accessed by individuals seeking information and the resolution of problems. It is with a sense of 
pride and accomplishment that we submit this annual report with the hope that we have served our 
citizens well. 



The following information and vital statistics were recorded during 2005: 



Births 233 

Marriage Intentions 85 

Marriages 74 

Deaths 218 

Deaths - Out of State 18 

Burial Permits 149 

Veterans Buried in Wildwood Cemetery 41 



Flammable Permits and Registrations: 



Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town Clerk's office. Notice is 
sent to the owner or occupant of land where the storage is located on or about April 1st for renewal 
by April 30th of each year. Failure to register on time, or to comply with the Board's regulations, 
may result in revocation of the permit after a pubhc hearing. Fifty-six permits were issued during 
the year. 



Permits & Recordings: 

Uniform Commercial Code Terminations 

Business Certificates and Withdrawals 212 

Federal Lien Recordings 

Federal Lien Releases 

Fish and Wildlife Licenses 311 

Pole & Conduit Locations 6 

Dog Licenses 1,688 

Raffle and Bazaar Permits 13 



The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this capacity she has met with 
the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting night, kept the minutes up to date and 
supervised all elections and the annual town census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains 
current voting lists and registers voters during regular office hours. She also meets with the Board 
for special evening sessions to register voters and to certify nomination papers for candidates. 

Town Meetings & Elections 2005: 

Annual Town Election April 16 

Annual Town Meeting April 23 

Special Town Meeting November 1 

Special Town Election November 8 



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In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the town By-laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars 
were held on the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and to conduct business. 
Under Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and were 
so posted in the Town Hall. The Board also met many times for certification of signatures on 
nomination papers and assisted at all elections and town meetings. 

The Board held registration sessions as mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 51, 
Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32 and supervised the conduct of elections, mandated by Chapter 54, Section 
64 and Chapter 53, Sections 43 and 63, all in accordance with the Town Charter and By-laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. 

The calendar year 2005 had a total of 15,097 registered voters from our listed 22,390 inhabitants. 

The Board of Registrars wants to thank the 5,807 households that returned their town census forms 
in 2005. A true census is an asset to the town. 

Towo Counsel 

1. Advice & Legal Documents . Advisory opinions were rendered to various town officials and 
Boards relating to a wide variety of issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was 
given to reviewing and/or drafting Bylaws, easements, public document requests, compliance 
with the State Ethics Act and Open Meeting Law, various town rules and regulations, and 
other legal documents. 

2. Contracting & Procurement . During the period of our involvement with the town, we 
reviewed contracts and agreements and procurement documents. 

3. Projects . We assisted the town in connection with the Olin property contamination issue and 
Maple Meadow Landfill, attention to enforcement of the soil contamination bylaw. New 
England Transrail proposals, water resource allocation plans, affordable housing initiatives, 
road acceptance issues, various real estate projects such as the purchase of 183 Middlesex 
Avenue, easement issues, conservation and preservation restrictions, and various 40B 
Comprehensive Permit applications. 

4. Labor. Our labor specialists provided advice to the town on various personnel issues and 
collective disputes. 

5. Miscellaneous . On a regular basis, we provided advice to the Board of Selectmen, the Town 
Manager, Water and Sewer Commission and various other public officials regarding a 
variety of matters. These issues included conflicts of interest, open meeting law and 
procedure, land use and zoning, procurement and competitive bid procedures, and the 
enforcement of laws and regulations. This office has continued the pursuit of claims against 
several taxpayers, for outstanding excise, real estate and personal property taxes, as well as 
outstanding water and sewer charges, owed to the town (see also Litigation below). 

6. Litigation 

As of December 31, 2005, there was a total of 53 lawsuits and claims pending of which we 
have been informed: 

5 lawsuits involving the Board of Appeals: 

Charles Sullivan v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179451. 
Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald. et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179448. 
Mary Nelson v. Louis Farkas, et al . Middlesex Superior Court #94-2516. 



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Scott Garrant. James Diorio. Kevin Brander. Michael Sorrentino and Ann Yurek as thev are 
members of the Wilmington Planning Board v. Charles E. Bovle. 

John R. Forest. Dan Wandell. Jr. as thev are members of the Wilmington Board of Appeals 
and Mark Nelson, individuallv . Land Court Docket No. 267499. 

Clarence Spinazola 1994 Revocable Trust v. Board of Appeals et al .. Land Court Misc. No. 
304646. 

6 lawsuits involving the Planning Board: 

Presidential Development Corporation, et al v. Wilmington Planning Board . Land Court, 
Misc. No. 192780. 

Presidential Development Corporation et al v. Wilmington Planning Board et al .. Middlesex 
Superior Court Docket No. 03-1966 

Robert Trov v. Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington . Land Court Misc. No. 274810. 
Robert Troy v. Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington . Land Court 
Misc. No. 05-308898 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al . Land Court Misc. Case No. 284416. 
Smith V. Wilmington Planning Board . Middlesex Superior Court No. 05-2223 

1 lawsuit involving the Board of Health: 

Joanne M. Cuoco. et al v. Gregory Erickson. et al . Woburn District Court #945CV1090. 

2 lawsuits involving the Board of Selectmen: 

James F. Murphy and William T. Murphy v. Town of Wilmington . Middlesex Superior Court 
No. 99-1333. 

New England Transrail. LLC Petition for Exemption - Surface Transportation Board. 

1 lawsuit involving the Fire Department: 

Wilmington Fire Fighters Association. Local 1370 and Town of Wilmington. Labor Relations . 
Commission No. MUP-05-4566. 

3 lawsuits involving the Police Department: 

Mark Nelson v. Robert N. Stewart. Chief of Police et al. . Middlesex Superior Court No. 04- 
2759 

Mark Nelson v. Bernard Nallv. Chief of Pohce et al. . Middlesex Superior Court No. 03-02537, 
Mass Appeals Court, No. 2004-D-577 

IBPO Local 318 v. Wilmington . (Police Department) Charge of Prohibited Practice, Mass. 
Labor Relations Commission MUP-05-4411. 

2 lawsuits involving the Water and Sewer Commission: 

Wilmington v. Department of Environmental Protection . DEP Document No. 2003-074 

In re: MTBE Liability Litigation . United States District Court, Southern District of New 
York, MDL-1358. 

4 lawsuits involving the Tax Collector: 

Town of Wilmington v. Jamcorp . District Court Docket No. 200253CV001151. 

Town of Wilmington v. JZK. Inc. . District Court Docket No. 200253CV001152. 

Town of Wilmington v. Burnham Service Companv. Inc. , District Court Docket No. 
200253CV001153. 

Town of Wilmington v. Axis Systems. Inc. . District Court Docket No. 200253CV001154. 



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3 lawsuits involving the Town Administration: 

Richard Howie tt and the Town of Wilmington (Charge of Discrimination) . MCAD # 
04BEM03246 EEOC # 16CA500366 

AFSCME Council 93 and the Town of Wilmington (Richard Howlett Termination) AAA # 11 
390 00704 04 . 

AFSCME Counsel 93 and Town of Wilmington MUP-05-4596 . 
3 appeals involving the Conservation Commission: 

Town of Wilmington v. Scarano . DEP Administrative Appeal Docket No. 2003-167 
Qhn V. Wilmington . DEP Administrative Appeal, DEP No. 344-733 

Donald Ugolini v. Wilmington Conservation Commission . DEP Docket No. 05-263, DEP File 
No. 244-0844. 

1 claim involving the Building Inspector: 

Doucette v. Wilmington Building Inspector . Middlesex Sup Ct, C.A. No. 00-00901 

22 claims which are not yet lawsuits: 

D'Arcangelo v. Town of Wilmington (School Department) 

Gamst V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection v. Town of Wilmington 

Town of Wilmington v. Olin Chemical Corporation 

Burns v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) 

Moccia V. Wilmington (DPW ) 

Welch V. Wilmington (Public Schools) 

Devlin v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Johnson v. Wilmington (Conservation Commission) 

PengHsun Hsieh v. Wilmington (DPW) 

DiAngelis v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Cuscuna v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Gaffnev v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Brabant v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Coleman v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Carbone-Beardslev v. Wilmington (Public School) 

Saia V. Wilmington (DPW) 

Columbus V. Wilmington (DPW) 

Allmerica Financial v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Pardi v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Bazih V. Wilmington (DPW) 

MacPherson v. Wilmington (DPW) 

Each of the above efforts required the participation of numerous town officials and private citizen 
volunteers - all working together towards a better Wilmington. 

Thanks to the Board of Selectmen and all other town officials and citizens for their cooperation and 
assistance towards another successful year. 



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Board of Assessors 

RECAPITULATION - 2006 FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriation 

Special Education 

County Retirement Assessment 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 

Air Pollution Districts 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Mosquito Control Project 

Amount Certified by Collector & 
Treasurer for Tax Title 

Overlay of Current Year 

Cherry Sheet Offsets 

M.W.RA 

Final Court Judgments 
RMV Surcharge 
Miscellaneous 

Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

2005 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 

Penalties and Interest on Taxes 

Payments in Lieu of Taxes 

Charges for Services - Sewer 

Other Charges for Services 

Fees 

Rentals 11,000.00 

Departmental Revenue - Library 

Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 

Other Department Revenue 

Licenses and Permits 

Special Assessments 

Fines and Forfeits 

Investment Income 

Voted from Available Funds 

Free Cash 

Miscellaneous 

Real Estate 



0.00 

2,566,703.00 
403,848.00 
6,222.00 
5,889.00 
41,570.00 

0.00 
693,955.00 
44,636.00 
0.00 
0.00 
11,860.00 
30.479.00 



$8,657,529.00 
3,265,927.00 
220,000.00 
600,000.00 
2,149,754.00 
300,000.00 
55,000.00 

15,000.00 
55,000.00 
280,000.00 
300,000.00 
1,000.00 
150,000.00 
320,000.00 
899,374.00 
1,125,000.00 
691,200.00 



Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



$2,705,923,005.00® 9.71 p/t 
$ 120,612,695.00 @ 24.86 p/t 
$ 595,342,000.00 @ 24.86 p/t 
$ 59,110,570.00® 24.86 p/t 



$60,833,257.00 



3.805.162.00 
$64,638,419.00 



$19.095.784.00 



$26,274,512.00 
2,998,432.00 
14,800,202.00 
1.469.489.00 
$45,542,635.00 



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Treasurer/ Collector 



Commitments 



2006 Preliminary Real Estate 


$21,679,216.57 


2005 Real Estate 


$42,256,634.76 


2006 Preliminary Personal Property 


739,830.91 


2005 Personal Property 


1,343,996.77 


2005 Excise 


3,180,108.80 


2004 Excise 


118,377.68 


A I- 1 

Ambulance 


701,678.69 


Apportioned Street Betterments 


697.13 


Interest 


174.76 


Apportioned Sewer Betterments 


60,241.94 


111 I'd Cot 


39 734 22 


Sewer Liens ^ 


34,707.46 


Water Liens 


125,755.00 


Electric Liens 


11,247.43 


Apportioned Title 5 Betterments 


8,321.45 


Interest 


2.447.09 


Total 


$70,303,170.66 


Collections 




Real Estate 


$42,899,762.70 


Personal Property 


1,370,245.49 


Excise 


3,235,730.59 


Water Betterments 


438.95 


Street Betterments 


435.94 


Sewer Betterments 


101,285.70 


Title V Betterments 


17,349.46 


Water Liens 


127,861.17 


O T • 

Sewer Liens 


37,747.23 


Electric Liens 


8,120.20 


Excise Interest and Charges 


117,373.66 


Ambulance 


455,004.10 


Lien Certificates 


32,025.00 


Water Collections 


2,937,658.76 


Sewer Collections 


1,551,486.75 


Real Estate Interest & Charges 


86,538.58 


Personal Property Interest & Charges > 


18,105.65 


Tax Titles 


182,618.65 


Tax Title Interest 


21.605.75 


Total 


$53,201,394.33 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 

The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the town of Wilmington for the fiscal 
year ended June 30, 2005 are hereby submitted. This report was prepared by the Office of the Town 
Accountant. Responsibility for accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of the 
presentation, including aU disclosures, rests with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate in all material 
respects and are reported in a manner designed to present fairly the financial position and results of 
operations of the various funds and account groups of the government. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



Table of Contents 



PAGE 



Combined Balance Sheet-All Fund Types and Account Groups 18 

Notes to Financial Statements 19 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balances-All Governmental Fund 

Types and Expendable Trust Funds 23 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet-Special Revenue Accounts 24 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 

and Changes in Fund Balance-Special Revenue Accounts 25 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 

Authorization by Function and Activity-General Fund 26 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures-Water Department Fund 32 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures-Capital Projects Fund 33 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 34 

Schedule of Trust Funds 35 



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Liabilities & Fund Balance 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30. 2005 



Assets 



General 



Special 
Revenue 



Capital 
Projects 



Trust & 
Agency 



Long-Term 
Debt 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 



Cash 

Receivables; 

General Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



8,702,403.92 5,375,366.12 213,488.98 1,716,014.60 

741,764.60 
(334,463.96) 
301,207.99 
528,366.20 
598,193.47 
387,382.12 
740,854.06 

156,899.75 149,207.86 
193,326.52 



16,007,273.62 

741,764.60 
(334,463.96) 
301,207.99 
528,366.20 
598,193.47 
387,382.12 
740,854.06 
306,107.61 
193.326.52 

24,182,565.00 24,182,565.00 



Total Assets 



11,822.608.15 5.717,900.50 213,488.98 1,716.014.60 24.182.565.00 43.652.577.23 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 



1,219,231.01 270,139.65 

741,764,60 

2,712.903.59 342,534.38 

21,312.48 



200,370.68 



24,182,565.00 



1,689,741.34 

741,764.60 
3,055,437.97 
24,182,565.00 
21,312.48 



Total Liabilities 



4,695,211.68 612,674.03 



0.00 200,370.68 24,182,565.00 29,690.821.39 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



1,821,828.15 1,670,397.23 

2,633,535.00 213,488.98 1,259,275.74 

1,125,000.00 594,312.00 5,000.00 

4,180,568.32 206,982.24 251,368.18 



3,492,225.38 
4,106,299.72 
1.724,312.00 
4,638,918.74 



Total Fund Balance 



7,127,396.47 5,105,226.47 213,488.98 1.515.643.92 



0.00 13.961.755.84 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 



11,822,608.15 5,717.900.50 213.488.98 1,716,014.60 24,182,565.00 43,652,577.23 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 2005 



1. Definition of Reporting Entity 

The Town of Wilmington is incorporated as a municipality in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. It is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen and an open Town Meeting. 
The Board of Selectmen appoint a Town Manager who in accordance with Chapter 592 of 1950, 
serves as chief fiscal and administrative officer of the town. Other town officials are appointed 
by the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager. Generally accepted accounting principles 
(GAAP) requires that the accompanying general purpose financial statements present the Town 
of Wilmington (the primary government) and its component units. Component units are 
included in the Town's reporting entity if their operational and financial relationships with the 
Town are significant. Pursuant to this criteria, the following entities have been excluded from 
the accompanying general purpose financial statements: 

Wilmington Housing Authority - provides housing for the elderly as well as subsidizing 
low income housing units. 

Middlesex County Retirement System - provides county government and various 
services for member communities. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School District - provides 
education services for member communities. 

Northeast Solid Waste Committee - provides faciUties for waste disposal for its 
members. 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority - provides sewage disposal services. 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the town of Wilmington conform to 
generally accepted accounting principles for local governmental units except as indicated in Note 
3. The following is a summary of the significant accounting policies: 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds and one account group in order to 
comply with the limitations and restrictions placed on both the resources made available to 
the town and the services provided. The various funds are grouped in the financial 
statements in this report into five generic fund types as follows: 

Governmental Funds 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating fund of the town. It is used to 
account for all financial resources except those required to be accounted for in another fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to account for the proceeds of specific 
revenue resources (other than expendable trust or major capital projects) that are legally 
restricted to expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to account for financial resources to be 
used for the acquisition or construction of major capital facilities. 



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Fiduciary Funds 



Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to account for assets held by the 
town in a trustee capacity or as an agent for individuals, private organizations, other 
governments and/or other funds. These include expendable trust, non-expendable trust and 
agency funds. Non-expendable trust funds are accounted for in a manner that permits the 
periodic measurements of revenues earned, expenses incurred and/or net income in order to 
demonstrate maintenance of capital. Expendable trust funds are accounted for in essentially 
the same manner as governmental funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal 
liabihties) and do not involve measurement of results of operations. 

ACCOUNT GROUP 

Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabihties expected to be financed from 
governmental funds are accumulated in the general long-term debt group of accounts. This 
account group is not a fund. It is only concerned with the measurement of financial position 
and, therefore, is not involved with a measurement of the results from any operations. 

Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared principally on the modified 
accrual basis of accounting. This method recognizes revenues when they become measurable 
and available. Expenses are recognized under this method as they are inc\irred. 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they become available. Available 
means then due or past due and receivable within the current period or expected to be 
collected soon enough thereafter to be used to pay liabilities of the current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when cash is received. 

In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to intergovernmental revenues, the legal and 
contractual requirements of the numerous individual programs are used as guidance. There 
are, however, essentially two types of these revenues. In one, moneys must be expended on 
the specific purpose or project before any amounts will be paid to the town. Therefore, 
revenues are recognized based upon the expenditures recorded. In the other, moneys are 
virtually unrestricted as to purpose of expenditure and are usually revocable only for failure 
to comply with prescribed compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as 
revenues at the time of receipt or earlier if the susceptible to accrual criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a cash disbursement basis. In 
addition, as required by Massachusetts General Laws, disbursements made during the 
fifteen days immediately following the close of each fiscal year and which pertain to the prior 
year are recorded as warrants payable and expenses as of June 30th. 

Purchase orders and other contractual obligations outstanding at June 30th related to 
annual operating expenses are recorded as encumbrances and, accordingly, as a reservation 
of fund balances at that date. 

Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that is measurable but not available 
has been classified as deferred revenue on June 30th. 

Encumbrances - Encumbrance accounting under which purchase orders, contracts and other 
commitments for the expenditure of funds are recorded in order to reserve that portion of the 
applicable appropriation, is employed in governmental funds. Open encumbrances at year- 
end are reported as reservations of fund balances. Encumbrances do not constitute 
expenditures or liabihties. 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are recorded as expenditures when 
purchased (purchase method). 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as expenditures in apphcable 
governmental funds. The town does not capitahze the cost of general fixed assets in a 
general fixed asset account group, which is consistent with the practice of many 
municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



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C. Total Columns 



Total columns on the combined statements are captioned Memorandum Only to indicate that 
they are presented only to facilitate financial analysis. Data in these columns do not present 
financial position, results of operations or changes in financial position in conformity with 
generally accepted accounting principles. Such data is not comparable to a consolidation 
since interfund eliminations have not been made. 

D. Retirement System 

The Town contributes to the Middlesex Contributory Retirement System, a single employer 
plan, established under Chapter 32 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. Substantially all full-time and some part-time employees of the town except 
teachers and certain administrative personnel employed by the School Department 
participate in the system. Benefits paid under the plan, referred to as retirement allowance, 
include both an annuity portion, funded principally from amounts contributed by the 
participants, and a pension portion funded by the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their compensation annually, determined 
by their date of employment. The employer contribution by the town as determined by the 
County's actuarial valuation normal cost plus the amortization of the original unfunded 
actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School Department participate in a 
contributory retirement plan administered by the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement 
Board. Contributions to this plan are made entirely by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, and therefore, the town does not contribute to the plan. 

3. Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on the basis of accounting 
practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Revenue. These 
practices differed in many significant respects from G.A.A.P. 

During 1981, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform municipal 
accounting system entitled U.M.A.S. The departures from G.A.A.P. under this revised system 
have been significantly narrowed. The town has adopted a modified U.M.A.S. for its financial 
statements. 

The significant departures from G.A.A.P. included in the town of Wilmington's financial 
statements are: 

A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with Chapter 32 of the Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see note ID). 

B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at the time purchases is made 
rather than being capitalized in a general fixed asset group of accounts. 

C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as expenditures rather than 
assets at time of purchase. 

4. Budgetary Accounting 

An annual budget is legally adopted for the General Fund. All financial orders are initiated or 
recommended at Town meetings. Expenditures are limited to the line items as voted at the 
Town meetings. Department heads may not transfer, without approval, appropriation balances 
from one expenditure account to another within their department or budget. These along with 
transfers or unencumbered appropriation balances between departments or agencies must be 
approved at Town Meetings. 



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5. Long-term Debt 

State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a Umit of 5% of its equaUzed 
valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this state law is designated as being inside the debt 
limit. In addition, however, a town may authorize debt in excess of that limit for specific 
purposes. Such debt when issued is designated as being outside the debt limit. The following 
summarized the annual debt service requirements as of June 30, 2005. 



General Oblipation Bonds 



Principal Interest Total 



Outstanding June 30, 2004 $ 23,970,000 $ 4,810,375 $ 28,780,375 

Retirements $ 3.425.000 $ 1.172.813 $ 4.597.813 

Outstanding June 30, 2005 $ 20,545,000 $ 3,637,562 $ 24,182,562 

As of June 30, 2005 the town had authorized and unissued debt of $1,430,000 as outlined below. 

Lowell Street Sewer Project $ 1.430.000 

$ 1,430,000 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 





IN FUND BALANCES 


- ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 






AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 






FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 










Fiduciary 










Fund Types 


Total 




General 


Special 


Capital Expendable 


(Memorandum 






Revenue 


Projects Trust 


Only) 


REVENUES; 










General Property Taxes 


42,612,135.61 


0.00 




42,612,135.61 


Tax Liens 


190,190.77 


129,532.86 




319,723.63 


Special Assessments 


100,099.88 


10,207.62 




110,307.50 


Excise 


3,267,621.97 


0.00 




3,267,621.97 


Penalties 


217,721.98 


0.00 




217,721.98 


Licenses and Permits 


401,746.25 


0.00 


38,529.45 


440,275.70 


Intergovernmental 


8,444,659.39 


3,828,813.74 


829.62 


12,274,302.75 


Charges for Services 


2,153,108.52 


6,130,348.52 


467,922.63 


8,751,379.67 


Fines 


150,648.05 


0.00 




150,648.05 


Fees 


54,336.29 


0.00 




54,336.29 


Interest Earnings 


314,769.36 


4,783.66 


27,007.63 


346,560.65 


Appropriation Refunds 


721,413.49 


7,549.95 




728,963.44 


Gifts 


0.00 


171,208.19 


2,329,207.53 


2,500,415.72 


Other 


1,000,986.09 


176,464.35 


425,812.78 


1,603,263.22 


Total Revenues 


59,629,437.65 


10,458,908.89 


0.00 3,289,309.64 


73,377,656.18 


EXPENDITURES: 










General Government 


1,592,163.08 


110,297.17 


95,747.98 


1,798,208.23 


Public Safety 


6,364,838.45 


387,144.41 


395,111.71 


7,147,094.57 


Human Services 


944,158.25 


175,512.29 


10,075.21 


1,129,745.75 


Public Works 


4,696,254.27 


2,695,099.23 


77,063.46 


7,468,416.96 


Community Development 


663,744.37 


614,248.08 


277.00 


1,278,269.45 


Building Maintenance 


3,305,644.14 


10,681.43 


59,395.86 


3,375,721.43 


Education 


26,923,480.34 


3,884,384.90 


285,473.51 


31,093,338.75 


Recreation 


105,543.44 


616,698.26 




722,241.70 


Veterans' Services 


22,726.20 


0.00 




22,726.20 


Debt and Interest 


4,782,217.70 


0.00 




4,782,217.70 


Unclassified 


7,571,462.62 


12,593.71 


2,066,421 .56 


9,650,477.89 


Statutory Charges 


4,485,746.92 


0.00 




4,485,746.92 


Capital Outlay 


1,041,629.75 


412,983.85 




1,454,613.60 


Warrant Articles 


42,725.43 


0.00 




42,725.43 


Total Expenditures 


62,542,334.96 


8,919,643.33 


0.00 2,989,566.29 


74,451,544.58 


Excess (deficiency) of 










Revenues over Expenditures 


(2,912,897.31) 


1 ,539,265.56 


0.00 299,743.35 


(1,073,888.40) 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 










Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 








0.00 


Operating Transfers In 


834,316.93 


43,375.17 




877,692.10 


Operating Transfers Out 




(819,316.93) 


(58,375.17) 


(877,692.10) 


State and County Charges 








0.00 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 


834,316.93 


(775,941.76) 


0.00 (58,375.17) 


0.00 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 










and Other Financing Sources 










over Expenditures and Other Uses 


(2,078,580.38) 


763,323.80 


0.00 241,368.18 


(1,073,888.40) 


Fund Balance July 1,2004 


8,344,990.56 


4,341,902.67 


213,488.98 1,274,275.74 


14,174,657.95 


Decrease in Provision for 










Abatements and Exemptions 


860,986.29 






860,986.29 


Fund Balance June 30, 2005 


7.127,396.47 


5,105,226.47 


213,488.98 1,515,643.92 


13.961.755.84 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BAUNCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



Assets 



Grants 



Gifts 



Reserved for 
Appropriation 



Revolving 



Water 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 



Cash 

Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



1,302,591.54 173,858.41 165,958.81 1,138,685.78 2,594,271,58 5,375,366.12 



193,292.51 



149,207.86 
34.01 



149,207,86 
193,326.52 



Total Assets 



1,495,884.05 173,858.41 



165,958.81 1,138,685.78 2,743,513.45 5,717,900.50 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 



57,535.02 



193,292.51 



55,024.52 157,580.11 270,139.65 



149,241.87 342,534.38 



Total Liabilities 



250,827.53 



0.00 



0.00 55,024.52 306,821.98 612,674.03 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



1,245,056.52 173,858.41 



1,670,397,23 1,670,397,23 

130,958,81 1,083,661.26 0,00 2,633,535,00 

35,000.00 559.312.00 594,312,00 

206,982,24 206,982.24 



Total Fund Balance 



1,245,056.52 173,858.41 165,958.81 1,083,661.26 2,436,691.47 5,105,226.47 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 



1,495,884,05 173,858.41 165,958,81 1,138,685.78 2.743,513.45 5,717,900.50 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 





Grants 


VjlttS 


Reserved for 


Revolving 


Water 








Appropriation 


Funds 




DC\/CMI ICC' 

KtvtNUto. 












General Property Taxes 












Tax Liens 










•4 00 COO DC 

izy.oo/c.ob 


Special Assessments 








9,771.67 


435.95 


Excise 












Penalties 












Licenses and Permits 












Intergovernmental 


700 c'3/i CI 
0,/Uo,0J'J.01 






1 on 070 01 




Charges for Services 








"5 nin Ri^fl 0/1 

0,U lUiDOo.Z'J 


"J 1 10 con OQ 

0,1 l3,D3U.20 


Fines 












Fees 












inieresi earnings 


QftQ no 




1 ,(34. OH 






Appropriation Refunds 










7 KilQ OR 


Piffe 

oins 




11^,110. /D 




03,U34.40 




utner 






Ar\ <cc lyn 
4U, lOD.UU 


07 on-i m 
o/,yui .uo 


QQ ACA CO 

00,404.02 


Total Revenues 


0,7^1,476.23 


112,113.76 


41,950.64 


3,237,704.60 


3,345,663.66 


tArtlNUI 1 UKtO. 












General Government 


CO 1 07 CO 






1 1 riTJ fit; 




HuDiic bafety 


QQO COC fiC 


A CiQ AC 

4, 010. 4b 








Human Services 


125,511.01 


36,649.29 




13,351.99 




Public Works 


549,978.78 


50,000.00 


22,165.00 


891.00 


2,072,064.45 


ooinmuniiy ucveiopriicni 


Dol ,000.00 


1 ,DUU.UU 




O/i QQ4 0'> 




Building Maintenance 








10,681.43 




cuuudiiun 


1 |D00, lU^.f^ 






O/IR OftO 4» 




Recreation 








616,698.26 




Veterans' Services 












Debt and Interest 












Unclassified 


12,593.71 










Statutory Cfiarges 












Capital Outlay 










412,983.85 


Warrant Articles 












Total Expenditures 


3,358,593.22 


129,903.75 


22,165.00 


2,923,933.06 


2,485,048.30 


Excess (deficiency) of 












Revenues over Expenditures 


362,883.01 


(17,789.99) 


19,785.64 


313,771.54 


860,615.36 



OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 
Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 

Operating Transfers In 43,375.17 

Operating Transfers Out (3,631.39) (322,177.54) (493,508.00) 

State and County Charges 



Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 


(3,631.39) 


0.00 


(322,177.54) 


43.375.17 


(493,508.00) 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 
over Expenditures and Other Uses 


359,251.62 


(17,789.99) 


(302,391.90) 


357,146.71 


367,107.36 


Fund Balance July 1,2004 


885,804.90 


191,648.40 ■ 


468,350.71 


726,514.55 


2.069.584.11 


Increase in Provision for 
Abatements and Exemptions 












Fund Balance June 30, 2005 


1,245,056.52 


173,858.41 


165,958.81 


1,083,661.26 


2.436,691.47 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 05 APPROPRIATION 
FROM FY 04 FISCAL 2005 


EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2005 


BALANCE 
FISCAL 2005 


C. FWD TO 06 
FISCAL 2005 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2005 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 

Selectmen 

Selectmen 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


3,840,00 
14,050.00 


3,840.00 
13,623.69 


0.00 
426.31 


0.00 
0.00 


0,00 
426.31 






0.00 


17,890.00 


17,463.69 


426.31 


0.00 


426.31 


Elections 
Elections 
Elections 


Salaries 

Constable 

Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 


23,067.00 
150.00 
4,700.00 


19,478.92 
150.00 
4,665.29 


3,588.08 
0.00 
34.71 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 


3,588.08 
0.00 
34.71 






0.00 


27,917.00 


24,294.21 


3,622.79 


0.00 


3,622.79 


Registrars 
Registrars 


Odlarico 

Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


1 825 00 
5,200.00 


5,056,68 


n nn 
u.uu 

143.32 


0.00 


n nn 
143.32 




0.00 


7,025.00 


6,881.68 


143.32 


0.00 


143.32 


Finance Comm. 
Finance Comm. 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


1,260.00 
7,695.00 


519.15 
6,676.94 


740.85 
1,018.06 


0.00 
0.00 


740.85 
1,018.06 






0.00 


8,955.00 


7,196.09 


1,758.91 


0.00 


1,758.91 


Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 

Tnwn Manjifipr 


Sal-Town Manager 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 

Fiirni<sh A Fniiin 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 


110,651.24 
279,031.00 
66,515.02 
6,000.00 


110,651.24 
278,420.66 
56,741.58 
6,000.00 


0.00 
610.34 
9,773.44 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
0,00 
0,00 


0.00 
610.34 
9,773,44 
0,00 




0.00 


462,197.26 


451,813.48 


10,383.78 


0,00 


10,383,78 


Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 

TnvA/n Ar^fni infant 


Sal-Town Accountant 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 
19,802.79 
19,802.79 


80,203.74 
187,981.27 
2,510.00 
270,695.01 


80,203.74 
187,981.27 
2 530 69 

270,715.70 


0,00 
0,00 
19 782 10 

19,782,10 


0,00 
0.00 
19,698,41 
19,698,41 


0,00 
0.00 
83.69 
83.69 


Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 

1 Icdo/UUHcOlUI 


Sal-Treasurer/Collector 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 

Amt. Cert. Coll. Tax Title 


0.00 
0,00 
0.00 
0.00 


67,464.41 
128,308.00 
23,775.00 
24,000.00 


67,464.41 
128,308.00 
22,483.39 
21 832 48 


0,00 
0,00 
1,291,61 
2,167.52 


0.00 
0.00 
938.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
353,61 
2,167,52 






0.00 


243,547.41 


240,088.28 


3,459.13 


938,00 


2,521.13 


Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 


Sal-Town Clerk 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 


0.00 

UUU 

0.00 


67,173.58 
2,360.00 


67,173.58 
2,294.83 


0,00 
u.uu 
65,17 


0.00 
u.uu 
0.00 


0,00 

n nn 
u.uu 

65.17 




0.00 


164,239.52 


164,174.35 


65.17 


000 


65.17 


Assessors 
Assessors 

Accoccnrc 

Assessors 


Sal-Prin. Assessor 
Salaries-Other 

P Ynpncpc 
^AjJCI loco 

Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 
59,471.15 
0.00 


84,237.25 
75,722.00 
33,680.00 
663.00 


OA 007 OC 

71,313.12 
40,165.87 
663.00 


U.UU 
4,4Uo.oo 
52,985.28 
0.00 


u.uu 
u.uu 
21,788.84 
0,00 


n nn 

U.UU 
4,'IUO.OO 

31,196.44 
0.00 




59,471.15 


194,302.25 


196,379.24 


57,394.16 


21,788,84 


35.605,32 


Town Counsel 
Town Counsel 


Contractual Services 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


220,000.00 
10,000.00 


207,942.47 
5,21389 


12,057.53 
4,786.11 


12,057.53 
4,786,11 


000 
0.00 




0.00 


230,000.00 


213,156.36 


16,843,64 


16,843.64 


000 


Permanent Bid Com 
Permanent Bid Com 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


400.00 
50.00 


0.00 
0.00 


400.00 
50.00 


0.00 
0.00 


400,00 
50 00 




0.00 


450.00 


0.00 


450.00 


0.00 


450.00 


General Government Subtotal 




79,273.94 


1,627,218.45 


1,592,163.08 


114,329.31 


59,268 89 


55,06042 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/AC IIVI 1 Y 




C. FWD TO FY 05 APPROPRIATION 


CYDCMRITI IDPC 
tArtlNUI 1 UKto 


DAI AMPC 


L. rWU 1 U Uo 


LLUoh 






FROM FY 04 


FISCAL 2005 


FISCAL 2005 


FISCAL 2005 


FISCAL 2005 


FISCAL 2005 


PUBLIC SAFETY: 
















Police 


Salary-Chief 


0.00 


91,742.42 


91,742.42 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal.-Dep. Chief 


0.00 


78,052.00 


72,557.19 


5,494.81 


0.00 


5,494.81 


Pnliro 


-1 ipiit 


0.00 


130,768.00 


130 119 86 


648.14 


0.00 


648.14 


r UllUC 




0.00 


336,645.00 


328 218 63 


8,426,37 


0.00 


8,426.37 




*^3l -Pfltrnlmpn 

OCil< r QU V^il 1 ICI 1 


0.00 


1,586,586.00 


1 579 152 51 


7,433.49 


0.00 


7,433.49 






0.00 


75,555.66 


75 555 66 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




Sal -Fill In Cn<;ts 


0.00 


304,880.00 


293,152.61 


11,727.39 


1,527.78 


10 199 61 




^al -PH HnliHauQ 


0.00 


95,941.36 


95 941 ^6 


0.00 


0.00 


n nn 

U.UU 






0.00 


12,500.00 


12 350 00 


150.00 


0.00 


150.00 


Polics 


J^al -Inrpntivp 

Wul> IllOdlllVC 


0.00 


310,565.00 


307,858.54 


2,706.46 


0.00 


2,706.46 


Pnliro 


<^al -Ninht Diff 


0.00 


43,056.00 


40 484 60 


2,571.40 


0.00 


2,571.40 


1 UllwC 




0.00 


18,224.00 


16 498 31 


1,725.69 


0.00 


1,725.69 


Pnlirp 


Pvnpncpc 


564.33 


193,815.00 


182 145 86 


12,233.47 


1 998 83 


10 234 64 


Polic6 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


13,500.00 


13,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






564.33 


3,291,830.44 


i,Zi'i,ZI /.OD 


53, 11/. 22 


3,526.01 


49,590.61 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Chief 


0.00 


98,699.73 


98,699.73 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


PirD Hont 
rii c 


OCII. UCU. OIMCI 


0.00 


75,286.50 


75 286 50 

' \J ,L.\J\J .\J\J 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Piro Hont 
rii c L/cpi. 


Qal _| ipiit 
oai. uicui. 


0.00 


321,673.54 


321 673 54 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


1 "ififl 41 "i 47 






n nn 


n nn 

U.UU 


Fire Dept. 


SaL-Clerk/Disptch 


0.00 


43,155.32 


43,155.32 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Part TInfie 


0.00 


14,131.00 


11,739.60 


2,391.40 


0.00 


2,391.40 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Overtlme Costs 


0.00 


321,089.04 


321,089.04 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


oai.-ra.noiiuays 


0.00 


108,171.77 


inft 171 77 


u.uu 


n nn 

U.UU 


n nn 

U.UU 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-lncentive/EMT 


0.00 


12,712.50 




n nn 
U.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. -Fire Alarm 


0.00 


16,000.00 


1 '^ 7R4 77 


97*^ R7 


n nn 

U.UU 


97^ R7 


Fire Dept. 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


21,355.00 


18,568.25 


2,786.75 


0.00 


2,786.75 


Fire Dept. 


Expenses 


347.84 


104,320.00 


104,648.11 


19.73 


0.00 


19.73 


Fire Dept. 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






347.84 


2,697,009.87 


9 RQI Q94 Ifi 




n nn 

U.UU 


J, too. J J 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Full Time 


0.00 


341,997.10 


340,943.35 


1,053.75 


0.00 


1,053.75 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Overtime 


0.00 


51,979.90 


51,979.90 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Part Time 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Piihlir 5^afptv Cpntral Di'^natrh 


Exnpn*>p*i 


0.00 


17,000.00 


8,524.75 


8,475.25 


8,475.25 


0.00 




0.00 


410,977.00 


4ni 44R nn 


Q (i^Q nn 




1 ,UOO. / J 


Animal Control 


oaiaries 


0.00 


30,964.80 


"in Qfi4 fin 


n nn 


n nn 

U.UU 


n nn 

U.UU 


Animal Control 


Expenses 


640.00 


3,575.00 


1,223.94 


2,991.06 


0.00 


2,991.06 






640.00 


34,539.80 


32,188.74 


2,991.06 


0.00 


2,991.06 


Public Safety Subtotal 




1,552.17 


6,434,357.11 


6,364,838.45 


71,070.83 


12,001.86 


59,068.97 


PUBLIC WORKS: 
















Engineering 


Salaries 


0.00 


184,271.00 


161,634.39 


22,636.61 


0.00 


22,636.61 


Engineering 


Salaries-Part Time 


0.00 


7,200.00 


3,185.00 


4,015.00 


0.00 


4,015.00 


Engineering 


Expenses 


0.00 


8,700.00 


6,326.02 


2,373.98 


0.00 


2,373.98 




0.00 


200,171.00 


171,145.41 


29,025.59 


0.00 


29,025.59 


Highway Division 


Sal-D.P.W. Supt. 


0.00 


88,400.70 


88,400.70 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


1,040,444.08 


1,040,444.08 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint. Sal. 


0.00 


10,240.00 


8,601.09 


1,638.91 


0.00 


1,638.91 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint. Exp. 


0.00 


1,000,00 


989.00 


11.00 


0.00 


11.00 


Highway Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


253,700.00 


253,700,00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



-27- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 05 APPROPRIATION 
FROM FY 04 FISCAL 2005 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 

rIoUAL ^UUD 


C FWD TO 06 

rIoLAL zUUD 


CLOSE 

CICPAI Tnnc 
rIoUAL ^UUD 


Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 


Road Machinery Exp. 
Fuel & Other 
Drainage Projects 
Public btreet Lights 
Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 

0.00 
4,309.99 
0.00 


68,000.00 
162,930.00 

53,000.00 
193,500.00 

40,650.00 


67,931.15 
161,781.26 

53,000.00 
178,283.95 

40,650.00 


68.85 
1,148.74 

0.00 
19,525.04 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
000 

19,525.04 
0.00 


68.85 
1,148 74 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 






4,309.99 


1,911,854.78 


1,893,781.23 


22,393.54 


19,525.04 


2,857.50 


Snow & Ice Control 
Snow & Ice Control 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


291,898.95 
577,843.94 


<!89, 269.43 
577,843.94 


f\ con c 

2,629.52 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 


2,529.52 
0.00 






0.00 


869,742.89 


867,113.37 


2,629.52 


0.00 


2,629.52 


Highway Division 


Rubbish Collection 


129,960.48 
129,960.48 


862,800.00 
862,800.00 


QQ9 r\AO 0\ 

992,042.91 


717 *;7 

/ 1 / .Of 

717.57 


u.uu 

0.00 


717 t;7 
III. Of 

717.57 


Tree Division 
Tree Division 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


152,770.90 
9,395.00 


152,770.90 
9,124.69 


0.00 
270.31 


0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
270.31 






0.00 


162,165.90 


1d1,o9d.d9 


270.31 


0.00 


270.31 


Parks & Grounds Division 
Parks & Grounds Division 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 

0.00 


301,451.00 

41,900.00 


296,741.22 

41,900.00 


4,709.78 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 


4,709.78 
000 






0.00 


343,351.00 


338,641 22 


4,709.78 


0.00 


4,709.78 


Cemetery Division 
Cemetery Division 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


142,937.85 
17,750.00 


142,937.85 
17,138.00 


0.00 
612.00 


0.00 

612.00 


0.00 
0.00 






0.00 


• 160,687.85 


160,075.85 


512.00 


612.00 


00 


Sewer 
Sewer 

Sewer Subtotal 
Total Public Works 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
106,583.68 
106,583.68 
240,854.15 


70,409.74 
113,370.00 
183,779.74 
4,694,563.16 


70,409.74 
41,148.95 

1 1 I.jDO.D^ 

4,696,254.27 


0.00 
178,804.73 

17fl AfM 7'^ 

239,163.04 


0.00 
118,217.74 

1 1fl 917 74 

138,355.78 


0.00 
60,586.99 

fin c;ftfi QQ 

100,807.26 


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 

Board of Health 

Board of Health 

Board of Health 

Board of Health 

Board of Health 


Sal-Director 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Mental Health 
Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 

635.77 
0.00 
0.00 


69,233.26 
153,722.00 
10,285.00 
31,621.00 
0.00 


69,233.26 
153,545.86 
10,109.10 
31,620.96 
0.00 


0.00 
176.14 
811.67 
0.04 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
176.14 
811.67 
0.04 
0.00 






635.77 


264,861.26 


264,509.18 


987.85 


0.00 


987 85 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Qajoripc 
oaioi ICO 

Sm. Tools & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 


5,040.00 
100.00 


3,780.00 
68.50 


1,250.00 
31.50 


0.00 
. 0.00 


1,260.00 
31.50 






0.00 


5,140.00 


3,848.50 


1,291.50 


0.00 


1,291.50 


Planning/Conserv. 
Planning/Conserv. 
Planning/Conserv. 
Planning/Conserv. 


Sal-Director 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 

0.00 
1,456.38 
0.00 


59,944.00 
164,000.00 
15,175.00 
1,310.00 


59,439.22 
159,836.94 
7,146.55 
1,196.00 


504.78 

4,163.06 
9,484.83 
114.00 


0.00 
0.00 
000 
0.00 


504.78 
4,163.06 
9,484.83 

114.00 




1,456.38 


240,429.00 


227,618.71 


14,265.57 


0.00 


14.266.67 


BIdg. Inspector 
BIdg. Inspector 
BIdg. Inspector 
BIdg. Inspector 


Sal-Bldg Inspector 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 

0.00 


65,448.17 
98,380.62 
3,695.00 
750.00 


65,448.17 
98,380.62 
3,227.19 
712.00 


0.00 
0.00 
467.81 
38.00 


000 
0.00 
000 
0.00 


000 
0.00 
467.81 
38.00 




0.00 


168,273.79 


157,767.98 


505.81 


0.00 


505.81 


Community Development Subtota 




2,092.15 


678,704.05 


663,744.37 


17,051.83 


0.00 


17.051.83 



-28- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



TRANSFER & 



rUNO 1 lUIM/AL MVM Y 




C. FWD TO FY 05 APPROPRIATION 


CYDCMHITI IDCC 
tArCNUI 1 UKto 


DAI AMPC 

DALANUt 


L/. r WU 1 U Ud 


ULUob 






FROM FY 04 


FISCAL 2005 






riO\-/r\L tUuJ 




PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 
















Public Buildings 


Sal-Super. 


0.00 


98,703.13 


98,703.13 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Salaries-Other 


18,141,51 


2,017,675.62 


2,035,817.13 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-Town BIdg 


931,66 


119,000.00 


119,897.43 


34,23 


0.00 


34.23 


Piihlir RiiilHinn^ 


Flprtrip-Tnwn Ridn^i 


11,588.00 


145,000.00 


148,133.34 


8 454 66 


851.85 


7,602.81 


Public Buildings 


Utilities-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


97,000.00 


3,3, l<;U./:y 


o,o/y. f 1 


U.UU 


Q7Q 7i 
0,0(3./! 


Public Buildings 


Expenses School BIdg 


0.00 


178,900.00 


178,786,16 


113.84 


0.00 


113.84 


Public Buildings 


Training & Conference 


0.00 


385.00 


0.00 


385.00 


0,00 


385.00 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


0.00 


557,100.00 


555,839,13 


1,260.87 


0.00 


1,260.87 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


0.00 


7,000.00 


6,485,50 


514.50 


0.00 


514,50 


Piihlir Riiilfiinns 


Roof Repairs 


5,463.90 


9,500.00 


9,384,57 


5,579.33 


0.00 


5 579 33 


Public Buildings 


nvAU Kepairs 


0.00 


53,000.00 


CO nnn c\f\ 
Do,UUU,UU 


U.UU 


U.UU 


UUU 


Public Buildings 


Furnish. & Equip. 


U.UU 


D,OUU.UU 


6,477.46 


22.54 


0.00 


22.54 






36,125.07 


3,289,763.75 


3,305,644.14 


20,244.68 


851,85 


19,392.83 


Public Buildings SubtotsI 




36,125.07 


3,289,763.75 


3,305,644.14 


20,244.68 


851.85 


19,392.83 


HUMAN SERVICES' 
















VGterans 


Salary 


0.00 


7,884.00 


7 7RR At 


1 1 /.DJ 


U.UU 


1 17 f;^ 
1 1 / .00 


Veterans 


Expenses 


0.00 


2,050.00 


299.75 


1,750.25 


0.00 


1,750.25 


Veterans 


Assistance 


0.00 


14,700.00 


14,659.98 


40.02 


0.00 


40,02 






0.00 


24,634.00 


22,726.20 


1,907.80 


0.00 


1,907.80 


Library 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


70,654.26 


7n Q.^A Ofi 
/U,DD'I./:D 


U.UU 


U.UU 


U.UU 


Library 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


524,200.00 


523,855.06 


344.94 


0.00 


344.94 


Library 


Expenses 


0.00 


126,907.49 


126,698.93 


208,56 


0.00 


208.56 


Library 


M.V.L.C. 


0.00 


32,249.00 


32,249.00 


0,00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


754,010.75 


753,457.25 


553,50 


0.00 


553.50 


Recreation 


Salary-Director 


ft ftn 


CO OCT 70 

□0,00/:. /y 


53,852.79 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Recreation 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


45,512.00 


45,512.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Recreation 


Expenses 


147.76 


5,470.00 


5,279.65 


338.11 


0.00 


338.11 


Recreation 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


899.00 


899.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






147.76 


105,733.79 




XMK 11 




X\?, 11 


Elderly Services 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


55,706.80 


55,706.80 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Elderly Services 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


77,826.00 


77,266.70 


559,30 


0.00 


559.30 


Elderly Services 


Expenses 


0.00 


38,654.00 


38,653.32 


0,68 


0.00 


0.68 






0.00 


172,186.80 






U.UU 




Historical Comm. 


Salaries 


0.00 


13,750.00 


13,631.22 


118.78 


0.00 


118.78 


Historical Comm. 


Expenses 


1,403.35 


4,000.00 


4,265.66 


1,137.69 


1,137.69 


0.00 


Historical Comm. 


Furnish & Equip. 


1,682.79 


0.00 


1,177.30 


505.49 


505.49 


0.00 






3,086.14 


17,750.00 


19,074.18 


1,761.96 


1,643.18 


118.78 


Com on Disabilities 


Salaries 


0.00 


200.00 


0.00 


200,00 


0.00 


200 00 


Com on Disabilities 


Expenses 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


0,00 


300,00 






0.00 


500.00 


0,00 


500.00 


0,00 


500,00 


Human Services Subtotal 




3,233.90 


1,074,815.34 


1,072,427,89 


5,621.35 


1,643.18 


3,978 17 


EDUCATION: 
















Sctiool Dept. 


Salaries 


470,710.58 


19,154,760.00 


18,873,632,11 


751,838,47 


751,838,47 


(0.00) 


School Dept. 


Expenses 


0.00 


5,499,240.00 


4,984,619,23 


514,620,77 


514,620,77 


0.00 




470,710.58 


24,654,000.00 


23,858,251,34 


1,266,459,24 


1,266,459.24 


(0.00) 



-29- 



I 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 


C, FWD TO FY 05 APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C. FWD TO 06 


CLOSE 




FROM FY 04 


FISCAL 2005 


FISCAL 2005 


FISCAL 2005 


FISCAL 2005 


FISCAL 2005 


Regional Vocational 


Shawsheen Vocational 0.00 


3,065,229.00 


3,065,229.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




0.00 


3,065,229.00 


3,065,229.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Education Subtotal 


470,710.58 


27,719,229.00 


26,923,480.34 


1,266,459.24 


1,266,459.24 


(0.00) 



DEBT SERVICE: 



Debt & Interest 


Schools 


0.00 


3,391,025.00 


3,391,025 00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Gen. Government 


0.00 


1,073,300.00 


1,073,300.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Sewer 


0.00 


207,000.00 


206,999.50 


0.50 


0.00 


0.50 


Debt & Interest 


Water 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Auth. Fees & Misc. 


0.00 


129,826.00 


110,893.20 


18,932.80 


0.00 


18,932.80 


Debt & Interest Subtotal 




0.00 


4,801,151.00 


4,782,217.70 


18,933.30 


0.00 


18,933.30 




0.00 


4,801,151.00 


4,782,217.70 


18,933.30 


0.00 


18,933.30 



Insurance & Bonds 


0.00 


651,851.66 


651,851.66 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Employee Health & Life Insurance 


(10.461.02) 


6,250,580.43 


6,212,950.58 


27,168.83 


27,168.83 


0.00 


Veterans' Retirement 


0.00 


13,399.00 


13,008.48 


390.52 


0.00 


390.52 


Employ. Retire. Unused Sick Leave 


0.00 


36,000.00 


35,844.81 


155.19 


0.00 


155.19 


Medicare Employers' Contr. 


0.00 


370,000.00 


361,523.50 


8,476.50 


0.00 


8,476.50 


Salary Adj. & Add. Costs 


10,058.12 


43,079.54 


35,315.57 


17,822.09 


0.00 


17,822.09 


Local Trans/Training Conf. 


25.00 


5,000.00 


1,452.03 


3,572.97 


0.00 


3,572.97 


Out of State Travel 


0.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


1,500.00 


Computer Hdwe/Sftwe Maint. & Expenses 


92,831 68 


65,000.00 


157,831.68 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Annual Audit 


0.00 


20,000.00 


15,900.00 


4,100.00 


0.00 


4,100.00 


Ambulance Billing 


0.00 


25,000.00 


25,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Tmn Report 


0.00 


12,000.00 


8,797.00 


3,203.00 


0.00 


3,203.00 


Professional & Technical Services 


63,433.17 


20,000.00 


51,987.31 


31,445.86 


31,445.86 


0.00 


Reserve Fund 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified Subtotal 


155,886.95 


7,513,410.63 


7,571,462.62 


97,834.96 


58,614.69 


39,220.27 



Current Year Overlay 


0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000,00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


Retirement Contributions 


0.00 


2,215,979.00 


2,215,97900 


0,00 


0.00 


0.00 


Offset Items 


0.00 


42,385.00 


0.00 


42,385,00 


0.00 


42,385,00 


Special Education 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


000 


Mass Bay Trans Auth. 


0.00 


416,871.00 


407,419.00 


9,452.00 


0.00 


9,452,00 


MAPC (Ch. 688 of 1963) 


0.00 


5,675.00 


5,706.00 


(31.00) 


0.00 


(31,00) 


RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 


0.00 


12,440.00 


11,860 00 


580.00 


0,00 


580 00 


Metro Air Poll, Cont. Dist, 


0.00 


5,921.00 


6,069.00 


(148.00) 


0,00 


(148.00) 


Mosquito Control Program 


0.00 


38,825.00 


37,955.00 


870.00 


0.00 


870,00 


M W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 


0.00 


1,845,448.00 


1,782,204.92 


63,243.08 


0.00 


63,243,08 


Charter Schools 


0.00 


7,084.00 


9,069.00 


(1,985.00) 


0.00 


(1,985,00) 


School Choice 


0.00 


4,006.00 


0.00 


4,006.00 


0.00 


4,006.00 


Criminal Justice Training 


0.00 


2,300.00 


0,00 


2,300,00 


0.00 


2,300.00 


Essex County Tech Institure 


0.00 


9,225.00 


9,485,00 


(260,00) 


0.00 


(260.00) 


Statutory Charges Subtotal 


0.00 


5,306,159.00 


4,485,746.92 


820.41208 


0,00 


820,412.08 



Unclassified 


MemorialA/ets Day 


0.00 


5,000.00 


4,994.65 


5.35 


0.00 


5.35 


Unclassified 


Lease of Quarters 


0.00 


2,250.00 


2,250.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Streets 


0.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


1.500.00 


Unclassified 


Senior Tax Rebate Prog. 


5,400.00 


10,000.00 


15,151.00 


249,00 


0.00 


249.00 


Unclassified 


Storm Water Mgml Plan 


70,745.59 


0.00 


685,00 


70.060,59 


70,060 59 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Site Assessment 


25,000.00 


0.00 


19,644,78 


5,355.22 


5,355.22 


0.00 


Warrant Articles Subtotal 




101,145.59 


18,750.00 


42,725,43 


77,170.16 


75,415.81 


1.754.35 



-30- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



TRANSFER & 



PI IMPTIDM/ArTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 05 APPROPRIATION 
FROM FY 04 FISCAL 2005 


EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2005 


BALANCE 
FISCAL 2005 


C FWD TO 06 
FISCAL 2005 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2005 


Town Clerk 


Voting Equipment 


0.00 


24,300.00 


18,150.00 


6,150.00 


0.00 


6,150.00 


Police 


Cruisers 


0.00 


96,400.00 


96,400.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire 


Ambulance 


7,312.43 


0.00 


1,985.90 


5,326.53 


0.00 


5,326.53 


Animal Control 


Van 


0.00 


16,500.00 


15,140.95 


1,359.05 


0.00 


1,359.05 


Public Works 


Brush Chipper 


38,600.00 


0.00 


29,000.00 


9,600.00 


9,600.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Vertidrain 


5,101.00 


0.00 


0.00 


5.101.00 


5,101.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Town Septaqe Facility 


16,292.00 


0.00 


0.00 


16,292.00 


16,292.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Cemetery Expansion 


83,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


83,000.00 


83,000.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Construction/Maint Vehicle; 


0.00 


90,000.00 


88,109.00 


1,891.00 


1,891.00 


0.00 


rUOIIC vvorKs 


Ono Tnn Hiimn TnirW 


0.00 


50,000.00 


44 flafi on 


5,114.00 


5 114.00 




Public Works 


Skateboard Park 


30,000.00 


0.00 


30,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Library Carpet/Flooring 


0.00 


44,000.00 


44,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Town Hall Roof 


0.00 


216,900.00 


214,400.00 


2,500.00 


2,300.00 


200.00 


Public Buildings 


Library HVAC 


0.00 


124,000.00 


110,334.10 


13,665.90 


11,814.90 


1,851.00 


Public Buildings 


Elevator Upgrade 


0.00 


23,000.00 


22,773.00 


227.00 


0.00 


227.00 


School 


Security System 


50,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


50,000.00 


50,000.00 


0.00 


School 


Replace Glass Panels 


6,732.05 


0.00 


0.00 


6,732.05 


0.00 


6,732.05 


School 


Burner/Boiler Replacement 


0.00 


50,000.00 


39,199.34 


10,800.66 


10,800.66 


0.00 


School 


High School Track 


30,000.00 


120,000.00 


148,714.46 


1,285.54 


1,285.54 


0.00 


School 


Vans 


0.00 


64,500.00 


54,243.00 


10,257.00 


0.00 


10,257.00 


School 


Building Renovations 


0.00 


48,000.00 


41,250.00 


6,750.00 


0.00 


6,750.00 


School 


Roof Repairs 


5,061.75 


50,000.00 


43,044.00 


12,017.75 


12,017.75 


0.00 


Capital Outlay Subtotal 
GRAND TOTAL 




272,099.23 
1,362,973.73 


1,017,600.00 
64,175,721.49 


1,041,629.75 
62,542,334.96 


248,069.48 
2,996,360.26 


209,216.85 
1,821,828.15 


38,852.63 
1,174,532.11 



-31- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30. 2005 



REVENUES: 

Water Receivables Rates 
Water Receivables Services 
Water Receivables Industrial 
Water Receivables Connections 
Water Receivables Fire Protection 
Water Receivables Cross Connections 
Water Liens 
Special Assessments 
Property Rentals 
Miscellaneous 

Reimbursements 
Total Revenue 



Operating Costs 
Total Operating Costs 

Excess Revenues over Operating Costs 

Transfer to General Fund for Debt Service, 
Employees Benefits and Allocated 
Ctiarges 

Excess of Expenditures and 
Transfers over Revenues 

Total Fund Balance - Beginning 

Total Fund Balance - Ending 



Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 

ZUU4 


Actual Fiscal 

onr»c 
ZUUO 


2,970,572.68 
28,741.52 
13,976.68 

115,616.85 
44,693.98 
24,714.15 

120,053.07 
1,060.30 
65,119.90 
51,803.81 


2,746,952.98 
25,653.55 
20,662.63 
37,005.65 
48,479.63 
26,355.00 

107,167.07 
656.47 

101,671.60 
33,742.10 


3,176,866.29 
18,182.79 
10,973.64 
30,228.56 
44,378.57 
29,597.13 
202,350.79 
623.85 
111,214.12 
350,999.27 


2,833,982.82 
22,465.11 
85,188.76 
89,822.47 
50,171.47 
30,067.94 
129,532.86 
435.95 
76,199.04 
20,202.29 


12,072.50 
3,448,425.44 


5,500.00 
3,153,846.68 


6,644.94 
3,982,059.95 


7,594.95 
3,345,663.66 


2,694,514.68 


3,464,624.58 


3,851,233.30 


2,485,048.30 

^,*tOJ,UHO.OU 


753,910.76 


(310,777.90) 


130,826.65 


860,615.36 


338,003.00 


373.599.00 


470,523.00 


493,508.00 


415,907,76 


(684,376.90) 


(339,696.35) 


367,107.36 


2,677,749,60 


3,093,657.36 


2,409,280.46 


2,069,584.11 


3,093,657,36 


2,409,280.46 


2,069,584.11 


2,436,691.47 



-32- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINING STATEMENTS OF REVENUES, 
EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 



Total 



Main 





Street 


Middle School 


Public Safety 


High School 


(Memorandum 




Sewer 


Project 


Building 


Renovation 


Onlv) 


Town Meetino Dates 


4/22/89 


4/26/97 


4/26/97 


4/21/01 




Initial Project Authorization 


7/17 (\r\r\ 
/4/ ,UUU 


oc cnr> r\r\f\ 


0,UUU.UUU 


Q7R nnn 


00,0^^, UUU 


REVENUES: 












Intergovernmental 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Total Revenue 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


EXPENDITURES: 












Capital Outlay 












Total Expenditures 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Excess of revenues over/under 












expenditures 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Other Financial Sources(uses): 












Retirement of Bond Anticipation Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Proceeds of General 












Obligation Bonds & Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Operating Transfers 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Other Financial Sources/Uses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Excess of revenues 












and other sources over 












(under) expenditures and 












other uses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


FUND BALANCE JULY 1,2004 


56,000.60 


121,812.80 


3,615.92 


32,059.66 


213,488.98 



FUND BALANCE JUNE 30, 2005 56.000.60 121.812.80 3.615.92 32.059.66 213.488.98 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
SCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2005 



DESCRIPTION 
INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 

Comprehensive Middle 
School 

High School Renovation 

Public Safety Building 

Public Safety Building 

Main Street Sew^er Project 
TOTAL INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 









ORIGINAL 


PRINCIPAL 


YEAR 


YEAR 




PRINCIPAL 


OUTSTANDING 


ISSUE 


DUE 


RATE 


AMOUNT 


JUNE 30, 2004 






4.5- 






06/2001 


06/2011 


5.0 


24,300,000 


17,016,500 






4.5- 






06/2001 


06/2011 


5.0 


975,000 


682,500 






4.5- 






06/2001 


06/2011 


5.0 


5,986,000 


4,186,000 






4.5- 






06/2001 


06/2011 


5,0 


2,000,000 


1,400,000 






4.5- 






06/2001 


06/2011 


5.0 


985,000 


685,000 








34,246,000 


23,970,000 



BOND 
ADDITIONS 



PRINCIPAL 
RETIREMENTS 



PRINCIPAL 
OUTSTANDING 
JUNE 30, 2005 






2,427,500 


14,589,000 





97,500 


585,000 





600,000 


3,586,000 





200,000 


1,200,000 





100,000 


585,000 





3,425,000 


20,545,000 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 



It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the operations, activities and 
accompUshments of the WUmington Fire Department for the year 2005. It is also with deep regret the 
department saw the passing of retired Fire Lieutenant Harold Cail and Fire Fighter Stuart Paulsen this 
past year. Fire Fighter George DriscoU resigned from the Fire Department in July to become a 
Massachusetts State PoUce Officer. He is currently a trooper stationed in Revere. 

The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, five Lieutenants, twenty-nine fire fighters, one 
full-time clerk, and one part-time clerk. The following roster is provided: 

Fire Chief 

Daniel R. Stewart 

Deputy Fire Chief 
Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 

Lieutenants 

John Brown, Jr. 
Edmund J. Corcoran, III 
Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. 
Joseph T. McMahon 
Christopher J. Nee 

Clerks 

Linda K. DeMole 
Isabel E. Raschella - Part-Time 



Brian D. Anderson 
George A. Anderson, Jr. 
George A. Anderson, III 
Thomas C. Casella 
Thomas W. Ceres 
David J. Currier 
Walter R. Daley 
Gary J. Donovan 
David R. Feyler 
Linda S. Giles 
Kenneth P. Gray 
Eric M. Gronemeyer 
Wilham J. Herrick, Jr. 
Richard J. Hughes 
Andrew W. Leverone 



Fire Fighters 

Richard T. McClellan 
John F. McDonough 
Terry L. McKenna 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 
Christopher G. Pozzi 
Eric S. Robbins 
Gary P. Robichaud 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Daniel J. Stygles 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Robert W. Varey, Jr. 
Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. 
David P. Woods 
Robert J. Woods, Jr. 




Fire Fighter Daniel Stygles keeps watch over 
Engine 2 gauges at scene of fire. 



The department responded to a total of 2,444 calls during 2005. 



Residential Buildings 


14 


False Alarms 


294 


Residential (Other) 


1 


Ambulance/RescuesAV ater 


1,541 


Commercial Structures 


2 


Service CaUs 


287 


Commercial (Other) 


3 


Carbon Monoxide Detectors 


18 






Haz Mat 


3 


Chimney, Fireplaces & 








Woodburning Stoves 


3 


Out of Town Assistance 


167 


Vehicles 


35 


Haz Mat 


1 


Brush, Grass or Rubbish 


73 


Fire 


21 


Dumpsters 


3 


Ambulance/Rescue 


145 



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Wilmington's ladder truck at scene of fire. 
Estimated value of property endangered was $2,178,500. Estimated property loss $279,550.00. 
The following is a list of permits issued: 



Black Powder 


2 


Propane 


54 


Blasting 


14 


Report 


28 


Class C Explosive 





Smoke Detector 


240 


Fire Alarm 


96 


Tank 


101 


Flammable Liquid 


22 


Miscellaneous 


12 


Oil Burner 


137 


Sprinkler 


44 


Subpoena 





Truck 


21 


Welding 


3 


Gas Stations 









TOTAL 


774 



As required by law, the Fire Prevention Bureau under the direction of Lieutenant Daniel Hurley 
inspected all schools, pubhc buildings, nursing homes and flammable storage faciUties. Other 
inspections Usted below: 



New Residential Plans Review 152 

New Residential Fire Inspections 49 

New Industrial Plans Review 30 

Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 75 

Underground Tank Removals 9 

Underground Tank Installations 9 

Oil Burner 137 

Propane 54 

Nursing Home Inspections 8 

Gas Station Inspections 11 



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Shift personnel inspected 240 residential properties for smoke detectors in compliance with 
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148, Section 26F. This year we continued an in-service fire 
inspection program of commercial properties. One hundred thirty-five inspections were conducted by 
on-duty shift personnel to identify and correct hazards while familiarizing themselves with the 
properties. The program is supervised by Lieutenants McMahon, Brown, Nee and Corcoran and 
overseen by Fire Prevention Lieutenant Hurley. 



Classrooms at all of the pubhc schools K-5 have received instruction on fire safety by Lieutenant 
Daniel Hurley. The Safe Grant which funded an expanded fire safety education program in past 
years has been discontinued pending approval of future legislation. Seniors at the Senior Center 
also received instruction on fire safety. Lieutenant Hurley also began a program of joining 
inspections with mutual aid fire departments in shared response districts. 



During the summer an emergency rescue boat launch ramp was constructed at Silver Lake. 
Previously we did not have an adequate launch facility. Design and construction was provided as a 
community service by Northeastern Development and Heffron Materials. This generous donation is 
greatly appreciated and will provide quicker response in the event of a water emergency. 

Deputy Chief Edward Bradbury and Fire Fighter Richard McClellan attended a 1-week course on 
advanced fire/explosion investigation techniques in New Mexico. All costs associated with the course 
such as travel and room and board were paid for by the Federal Government. 

The municipal fire alarm division personnel are Lieutenant Edmund Corcoran and Fire Fighter 
David Feyler. Their mission is to maintain and expand the Municipal Fire Alarm System/Keltron 
digital communicator to provide fire alarm signal transmission from the protected properties back to 
the Public Safety Dispatch Center. These alarm systems are installed in new and existing buildings. 
They are the quickest and most rehable way to transmit a fire alarm signal directly to the Fire 
Department. 

Two hundred and thirty master boxes, sixteen street boxes, and twenty-five miles of wire currently 
make up the six circuits. All circuits and boxes are in good working order and aU repairs due to 
weather related incidents or motor vehicles hitting utility poles have been corrected or are in the 
process of being corrected, at the time of this report. 



New Master Boxes installed in 2005: 

3343 Sonny's Mobil on the Run, 316 Lowell Street 

3154 Miller Landscaping, 943 Main Street 

6492 Arrow Paper, 228 Andover Street 

5466 Cummings Properties, 60 Concord Street 

3332 Palmer Enterprises, LLC, 785 Woburn Street 



New Keltron Digital Dialers installed in 2005: 

37 Duncan Donuts, 323 Main Street 

38 Northeastern Development, 12 Bay Street 

39 Progressive Gourmet, 330 BaUardvale Street 

40 BaUardvale Park, 187 BaUardvale Street 

41 Aamco Transmission, 520 Main Street 

42 Xenon Corporation, 37 Upton Drive 

43 Rocco's Restaurant, 193 Main Street 

44 Hess Corporation, 273 Main Street 

45 Arrow Paper, 228 Andover Street 

46 The West School, Shawsheen Avenue 

47 BaUardvale Park, 181 BaUardvale Street 

48 Palmer Enterprises, LLC, 785 Woburn Street 



The LoweU Street, Woburn Street to Industrial Way project is stiU underway. The master boxes are 
graduaUy being tied into the new wire and the old wire taken down. 



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Two new projects are underway. LoweU Street (Main and Lowell Streets to Walpole Woodworkers) and 
Route 125 and Ballardvale Street (the Route 93 North On-Ramp). The fire alarm wire along the utihty 
right-of-way must be relocated to the new utihty poles being set by Verizon and Reading Municipal 
Light Department. In 2006 we will continue to replace old, outdated wire on the circuits and upgrade 
any equipment as needed. 

The development of Yentile's Farm property on Cross Street and the re-development of the old Subaru 
property on the corner of Main Street and Bridge Lane will begin in 2006 with multiple master boxes 
and digital dialers at each site. 

Certification renewal classes and advanced training will be attended at the IMSA seminar in April for 
the fire alarm personnel. 



Lieutenant John Brown, Jr. assisted with the Metro Critical Incident Stress Management Team for a 
week in September in Louisiana. 

In October we received a generous equipment donation from the Wilmington Sons of Italy. President 
Aldo Caira presented the WQmington Fire Department with a new Ford Explorer to be used by the Fire 
Chief and a forestry skid unit to be utihzed at brush fires. The community spirit of this organization is 
greatly appreciated. 

In December the Department of Homeland Security awarded the Wilmington Fire Department a 
$159,000 Federal Grant for the replacement of all self contained breathing apparatus units. The new 
state-of-the-art air packs provide advanced capabUities to deal with hazardous environments associated 
with biological and chemical agents that may be employed at an incident. This grant was based upon 
competitive applications from fire departments across the country. The award came as the $97,000 
Homeland Security Fitness Grant was being closed out from the previous year. Fire Fighter Charles R. 
Taylor, Jr. earned certification as a Peer Fitness Trainer as recognized by the International Association 
of Fire Chiefs and Fire Fighters. He continues to work with members of the department with assistance 
from Bruins Strength Coach John Whitesides. 

The Town of Wilmington began the NIMS (National Incident Management System) training program 
for town employees. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable aU government, private 
sector and non-governmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. 

The Fire Department continues to work closely with the Community Development Technical Review 
Team consisting of representatives from the major town departments to review proposed construction 
projects in town. This group works in concert to provide a coordinated approach to controUing 
development while insuring safety considerations. 



In September the Fire Department 
participated in the town's 275'^ 
Anniversary Parade. Fire Fighter 
Brian Anderson coordinated the 
effort resulting in a great display of 
modern and antique apparatus. The 
apparatus section of the parade was 
led by retired Fire Fighter Gerry 
Duggan and Wilmington's first 
pumper, the 1903 horse drawn Howe 
Other members participating 
included Fire Fighters Robert J. 
Woods, Jr., David R. Feyler, Richard 
J. Hughes, Robert W. Varey, Jr., 
Group 1, and Lieutenant Edmund J. 
Corcoran, III. 




Gerald Duggan, retired Wilmington fire fighter, leads the fire 
apparatus section of town's 275th Anniversary Parade. 



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As identified in the Town Manager's capital assessment plan, departmental goals continue to prioritize 
the construction of a North Wilmington Sub Fire Station. The staffing and equipment upgrades 
required to accomplish this long standing need will greatly improve our response capabihty to all of the 
town residents and businesses. 

I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Deputy Fire Chief Edward G. Bradbury, Jr., Clerk Linda K. 
DeMole, Lieutenant Daniel M. Hurley, Jr., Part-time Clerk Isabel E. Rashcella and Fire Fighter Charles 
R. Taylor, Jr. A special appreciation to Fire Fighter Thomas W. Ceres for continuing to oversee the 
computer program for the department and all of the members of the Fire, PoHce and Dispatch 
Departments for your efforts. 

As always, I would like to thank the Town Manager and his staff. Assistant Town Manager, 
Department Heads, the Board of Selectmen and the many organizations for their assistance during 
the past year. 




Members of the police and fire departments participate in Memorial Day observances. 



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Police Department 



In accordance with the by-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfully submit the annual 
report on the activities of the Wilmington Police Department for the year 2005. 

As this is my first Annual Report, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the recent culmination 
of a 32 year career in public service. Chief Robert Spencer recently left the service of the Town of 
Wilmington as its top Law Enforcement Official. His career as a police officer should not be 
exclusively evaluated by citation and arrest statistics that are detailed in a report such as this. 
Statistical data is a guide to activity levels and is useful in planning and quantitative evaluation of 
trends. It cannot measure human factors such as lives touched or youngsters who could have been 
lost. Chief Robert Spencer's unique ability to reach out to the youth of the Town of Wilmington 
during his career and citizenship here are unparalleled. He began many programs and initiatives 
such as DARE and the annual Wilderness trip. He opened lines of communication with the school 
system and the police department. He organized safe havens for troubled youth. He was 
instrumental in creating a certification program for Pohce Juvenile Officers throughout the 
Commonwealth. He was a mentor and a friend to many. These are not traits that can be measured 
quantitatively, nor should they. They exemplify the community leadership and commitment to 
service that raises the bar for future poUce officers. We wish Chief Spencer and his family many 
happy years in retirement from the service of the Town of Wilmington. 

In June of 2005, Officer John Tully transferred from the Wilmington Police Department to the 
Lawrence Police Department. The department wishes him the best of luck in his new endeavor. 

The enclosed statistical report represents the total for all crimes, complaints and incidents reported 
during the year 2005 and, for the most part, the corresponding enforcement efforts of the Wilmington 
PoHce Department. During 2005, the total number of calls for service reported to the Police 
Department increased by 1,470 from 26,500 incidents in 2004 to 27,970 in 2005. Cruisers were 
dispatched to 14,463 calls for service in 2005. 

Several of the more serious crime categories saw a decrease during 2005. Overall, larcenies reported 
decreased from 345 in 2004 to 301 in 2005. The number of armed robberies decreased from 8 in 2004 
to 2 in 2005. Reported rapes also decreased from 7 in 2004 to 4 in 2005. Total sex crimes decreased 
from 17 in 2004 to 9 in 2005. Reported Assault, both simple and aggravated, increased from 44 in 
2004 to 83 in 2005. Significant to these figures is that, of the 43 reported Assault and Batteries in 
2005, 41 were cleared by an arrest. Motor vehicle theft also decreased from 28 in 2004 to 26 in 2005. 
Reported Domestic problems showed a small increase to 200 in 2005 from 184 in 2004. 

As reported each year, motor vehicle accidents and traffic congestion continue to be a serious 
community problem. During 2005 reported motor vehicle accidents remained similar to last year's 
report. This is an area that, although remaining similar, has fallen below figures experienced in the 
year 2000 when 832 accidents were reported. Continuing targeted enforcement efforts are 
responsible for this success. The town has implemented speed signs in various parts of the 
community that digitally record your speed and also reflect the correct speed for the zone they are in. 
The Police Department's participation in State funded targeted enforcement activities continues to 
enhance our efforts in this area of public safety. 

In addition to the above statistics, the department has increased their bicycle patrols throughout the 
year except for severe weather conditions during the winter months. Look for this to continue as 
well as visibility enhanced by all uniformed officers conducting traffic enforcement in selected areas. 
The Community Policing trailer has again been deployed at the Fourth of July activities as well as 
Market Basket Plaza and Lucci's Market area during the Christmas holidays. Officers are available 
with brochures on bicycle safety helmets, child safety restraints and other areas of interest. 



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Pursuant to a town by-law, the department has begun to issue fines for repeat calls for false alarms. 
Individuals and companies are given three false alarm responses prior to being assessed a $25.00 
fine. In the course of this enforcement, $4,875 has been collected and forwarded to the general fund. 
The department responded to 110 less calls for false alarms in 2005 and anticipates this trend to 
continue. 



During 2005, officers have continued to conduct several Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) programs 
for women in our department training facility. The Elderly Services Unit continued with efforts for 
the town seniors working hand in hand with Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello. 
Informational out reach programs assist in protecting the most targeted members of our community. 

The safety officer conducted several programs during the year that targeted school bus safety, winter 
safety, bicycle safety and the Officer Phil Program that teaches young people to beware of strangers. 
The DARE program, from its inception in the Town of Wilmington, has had a stalwart proponent in 
Chief Robert Spencer. Chief Spencer has guided this initiative to its successful completion of the 
program's 19th year. It is a commitment we intend to continue. The key message during DARE 
classes is how to resist the temptations to engage in drug, alcohol and tobacco usage. Our continuing 
School Resource Officer program, located in the high school and the Middle School, has completed its 
grant funding and is now fully funded in the department fiscal budget. The department's child 
safety seat program has been extremely successful as our four officer technicians continue to install 
child safety seats on Wednesday of each week from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The department's 
commitment to this program provides a great service to our community. Officers were able to donate 
seats to replace defective or unsafe seats for deserving parents through grant funds. 

The department continues its effort to provide training for Wilmington officers as well as 
surrounding communities. Our new training facility is attractive and has been requested for use by 
the Massachusetts Police Institute on many occasions during 2005. Our department benefits from 
these programs as we are entitled to seats in these valuable training classes without cost. 

In closing, 1 would like to express my sincere appreciation to the citizens of the Town of Wilmington 
for allowing me to become the new leader of the Wilmington Police Department. Over the past year 
the department has made great gains in the service to our community. We pledge continued effort in 
enhancing present programs and innovation in the creation of new initiatives. 



The following was the Departmental Roster of Personnel for most of 2005: 




Sergeant 

David L. Axelrod 
David J. Bradbury 
Joseph A. Desmond 



Charles R. Fiore 
David M. McCue, Jr. 
Scott A. Sencabaugh 



Detectives and Specialists 

Court/Inspector, James R. White 
DARE, JuUe M. Brisbois 
Grants, Brian T. Pupa 
Inspector, Thomas A. Miller 
Inspector, David A. Sugrue 
Inspector, Patrick B. Nally 
Inspector, Brian J. Stickney 
Juvenile/Sex, Patrick J. King 

Narcotics, John M. Bossi 
Safety Officer, Brian M. Moon 
School Resource, Chester A. Bruce, III 
School Resource, Anthony Fiore 

Uniform Patrol Officers 



Christopher J. Ahern 
Ronald J. Alpers, Jr. 
Daniel C. Cadigan 
Paul R. Chalifour 
John W. Delorey 
Christopher J. Dindo 
Richard A. DiPerri, Jr. 
Brian J. Gillis 
Francis D. Hancock 
Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 
Brian T. Hermann 

Paul W. Jepson 
Paul A. Krzeminski 



Steven R. LaRivee 

Shawn W. Lee 
Louis Martignetti 
Stephen F. Mauriello 
Thomas A. McConologue 
Daniel E. Murray 
Eric T. Palmer 
Jon C. Shepard 
Matthew D. Stavro 

John F. TuUy 
Michael W. WandeU 



Clerical Staff 




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I 



Wilmington Police Department Statistics, Year 2005 
ARRESTS: SEX CRIMES: 



Arson 


U 


Kape 


4 


Assault & Battery 


A 1 

41 


Indecent Exposure 





Breaking & Entering 







Indecent A&B 


C 




Disorderly 





Other 


f\ 

_y 


Gambling 


U 


TrkfAT QTPY r'T?TA/n?c. 
i U 1 A_L( oJCiA UxvliVliliO. 




Larceny 


1 r» 






Larceny Motor Vehicle 


1 


A/rnTHR \/T?MTPT TP \7TnT ATTHMQ- 




T ' T 

Liquor Laws 


6 


beat Belt 


ooO 


Malicious Damage 


6 


Using Without Authority 





Murder 





License Violations 


OOO 

388 


XT 1 ' 

Narcotics 


43 


Endangering 


16 


Operating Under the influence 


CO 
58 


Leaving Scene Property Damage 


1 o 

io 


Rape 


1 
1 


Operating Under Influence 


DO 


Receiving Stolen Property 


4 


U nre gistered/ U ninsured 


O r* 


T> 1-1- 

Robbery 


2 


Speed 


o o ^ o 

3,373 


Sex Onenses not Rape 


5 


Other 




Other 


OA /I 

304 


lOlAL VlOLAllONS: 


5,970 


TOTAL: 


490 










bilAllOJNo iooUjl/D: 




rKOi J^iU 11 VJcj CUolOJJi: 




Warnings 


o,Z io 


Ages: 




Complaints 


202 


11/12 





XT . • • 1 

Non-Criminal 


1,450 


lo/14 


U 


Arrests 


ioo 


15 


1 


T'/^T'AT r'TT' AT'T/^^XTC 


0,UoO 


16 


3 






17 


1 


UKlMHib KliirOKiriU: 




lOlAL UNDER 18: 


5 


1 hreats - Arson, Bombing, Killing 


43 






Assault & Battery: 




18 


3 


t irearm 


A 




1 i~\ 

19 


1 


Kniie 


1 


OA 




Other Weapon 


-1 1 
11 


21 


6 


A i. J 1_ J C 1. 

Aggravated-hand-ioot 


7 


22 


6 


O • 1 A 1 X 

Simple Assault 


O A 

24 


23 


9 


rr^/^^ AT AOOATTT rpo 

lOlAL ASSAULIS 


83 


24 


9 






25/29 


9 


BKiLiAKlNU & HiN lUiRlNUr: 






14 


Residential 


66 


35/39 


12 


Non Residential 


27 


40/44 


11 


Attempted 




45/49 


2 


TOTAL B&Es 


70 


50/54 


4 






55/59 


2 


ROBBERY: 




60 & Over 


_2 


Firearm 


1 


TOTAL OVER 18: 


92 


Other Weapon 









Strong Arm 


1 


TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 


97 


TOTAL ROBBERIES: 


2 



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LARCENIES: 



INCIDENTS REPORTED: 



Pocket Picking 

Purse Snatching 

Shoplifting 

From Motor Vehicle 

MA^ Parts & Accessories 

Bikes 

From Buildings 
From Coin Machines 
Other 

TOTAL LARCENIES: 
Frauds 

MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN: 
Autos 

Trucks & Buses 
Other Vehicles 
TOTAL M/V THEFT: 

RECOVERED MOTOR VEHICLES: 

Stolen Wilmington and Recovered 
Wilmington 

Stolen Wilmington and Recovered 
Out of Town 

Stolen Out of Town and Recovered 

Wilmington 
TOTAL RECOVERED: 




Dogs Licensed 

Complaints 

Trips 

Trip Hours 

Animals Picked Up 

Animals Returned to Owner 

Animals Adopted 

Animals Picked Up Deceased 

Animals Quarantined 

Animals Euthanized 

Animals Released Back to Wild 

Total Days for Dog in Kennel 

Barn Inspections 

Pets Vaccinated at Rabies Clinic 

Total Working Hours 

*Represents mostly wildlife 



2 Alarms Responded to 1,452 

2 Disturbances 391 
17 Domestic Problems no Assaults 200 
66 Assist Other Agencies 379 

7 Fires Responded to 188 

6 Juvenile Complaints 159 

73 Missing Persons 56 

Malicious Damage Complaints 338 

128 Prowlers Reported 25 

301 Miscellaneous Complaints 24,246 

MA^ Accidents 753 

70 Suspicious Activity, Persons, Vehicles 1,475 

Suicides & Attempts 12 

Sudden Deaths 13 

16 

3 OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS: 

_5 Restraining Orders Served 82 

24 Parking Tickets Issued 121 

Firearms I.D. Issued 50 

License To Carry Issued 186 

6 Dealer Permits Issued 

Reports to Insurance 

11 Companies and Attorneys 464 

12 Animal Complaints 908 
29 Child Safety Seats 640 




181 Residents use the town's Annual Rabies Clinic to 
have their pets inoculated. 

1,289.5 



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FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE 




The Public Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all town and school 
buildings. We are responsible to ensure that facilities are properly cleaned and maintained for town 
employees, school children and personnel and the general public. We also repair town-owned traffic 
signals. 

The following are the highlights of some of the projects completed during 2005: 

Routine maintenance was performed in all school and municipal buildings. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the outside trim of the Town Hall. 

Assisted the Shawsheen Tech students in the restoration of the Little West Schoolhouse. 

Voting areas were set up for elections. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to school for musical concerts and plays. 

All schools were cleaned over the summer and ready for a clean, fresh start to the school year. 

New roof and lighting upgrade was completed at the Main Street Sewage Pump Station. 

New 1,600 square foot area of roof replaced at the Wilmington Memorial Library. 

New emergency lighting was installed at the Shawsheen School and Town Hall. 

New water heaters were installed at the High School and Senior Center. 

A new boiler was installed at the Public Buildings Office. 

New informational sign was installed in the front of the Roman House. 

Main electric power upgrade was installed at the Wildwood School. 

All town-owned traffic signals were maintained and repaired as needed. 

Noise reduction baffles were installed on the air conditioner chiller of the Public Safety Building. 

Electric speed signs were installed at different points in town. 

New tile floor was installed in room B2 at the Woburn Street School. 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town departments, 
school administration and especially all the employees of the Public Buildings Department for their 
continued help, support and cooperation making 2005 a productive year. 




Public Buildings personnel make necessary repairs in the town hall. 



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Permaoeot Buildieg: Committee 



The year 2005 was a quiet year for the Permanent Building Committee. All projects are now 
complete. We hope that in the future the construction of a new fire sub-station in North Wilmington 
will be funded. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town 
departments, school administration and especially the people of Wilmington in their support and 
cooperation for futvu-e projects. 

Department of Public Works 

In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I, Donald N. Onusseit, hereby respectfully 
submit the annual report on the activities of the Wilmington Department of Public Works for the year 
2005. 

The Department of PubUc Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, Cemetery, Parks and 
Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. 

Major Pubhc Works Projects : 

Woburn Street Sidewalk Project - Construction on the third phase of the Woburn Street Sidewalk 
Project (West Street to Concord Street) was completed in 2005, with the instaUation of approximately 
2,800 hnear feet of sidewalk. The project will commence in the spring of 2006 with the scheduled 
completion of the section from Concord Street to Allgrove Lane. When complete this project will provide 
1.6 miles of new sidewalk from Wildwood Street to the Woburn Street School. 

Church Street Roadway Reconstruction Project - With the use of $446,540 of Chapter 90 Highway 
funds the town completed the reconstruction of approximately 4,480 linear feet of Church Street 
(Route 62) from Main Street to Middlesex Avenue. This project included the upgrading of the 
roadway's drainage system, the installation of granite curbing, the rebuilding of sidewalks (cement 
concrete) adjacent to the Town Common, the cold planing and bituminous concrete resurfacing of the 
roadway, and the installation of new, high-visibility crosswalks and signage to improve pedestrian 
safety. 

Glen Road/Middlesex Avenue Intersection Improvement Project - In 2005, the town's engineering 
firm of Green International Affiliates prepared preliminary design plans for the reconstruction and 
improvement of the intersection of Glen Road and Middlesex Avenue (Route 62). The project design 
may include pavement rehabilitation; sidewalk construction; pedestrian safety features; intersection 
improvements; traffic calming features; minor drainage modifications; and the installation of new 
traffic signals. The objective of this project is to improve the intersection without creating major 
impacts to abutting properties. The design of the project is scheduled to be complete in 2006. It is 
anticipated that state and/or federal funds wiU be sought for the estimated $400,000 construction 
cost. 

Adams Street Culvert Replacement - In August, the Department of Public Works replaced the 
deteriorated 92 inch arched corrugated metal culvert across Adams Street with a 4 foot by 5 foot pre- 
cast concrete box culvert. The design and permitting for the project was handled by the Department of 
PubUc Work's Engineering Division, with the installation being accomphshed by the Highway Division. 

Wildwood Cemetery Expansion - In November, the Department of PubUc Works began the first phase of 
the expansion project at the Wildwood Cemetery. This phase of the project wiU include the 
establishment of approximately 320 new "two grave with monument lots" in a section adjacent to the 
vehicle and equipment garage. The work conducted before winter shutdown included the installation of 
poured concrete monument foundations. It is anticipated that the work wiU recommence in early spring 
and be completed by mid-summer. 



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Abigail's Island Firing Range Clean Up - In November 2005, the Department of Public Works, working 
with our consultant (Geolnsight), completed the clean up of lead contaminated soil at the former Pohce 
Department Firing Range at Abigail's Island. Approximately 325 tons of lead impacted soil and 40 cubic 
yards of contaminated wood debris were removed, transported, and disposed of at a Ucensed disposal 
site in Quebec, Canada. 

West School Site Work - In the spring of 2005, the Department of Pubhc Works constructed the site 
work associated with the improvements to the West School. This included a wastewater tight tank, 
drainage infiltration and associated piping for the roof and parking lot, and two (2) new paved parking 
areas which included wood guard rails. 

Silver Lake Stormwater Improvement Project - In cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of 
Conservation and Recreation (MDCR), the Town of Wilmington and GeoSyntec Consultants of Acton 
have finalized plans to replace three direct storm drain discharges into Silver Lake with a series of 
low-impact development (LID) techniques that disconnect flow paths, promote infiltration, trap 
sediment, and allow biological uptake of pollutants. Techniques include grass and vegetated swales, 
bioretention cells, vegetated wetlands, raingardens, porous pavement, and other innovative LID 
features. The project has gained the support of the public through successful outreach efforts on the 
part of the town and the MDCR. Construction is scheduled to occur during the winter/spring of 2006 

Highway Division (658-4481) 



All regular highway maintenance 
work was carried out during the 
year, such as sweeping streets, 
instaUing street and warning signs, 
patching streets, cleaning catch 
basins, cutting brush along the 
roadsides, picking up trash along 
our roadsides, painting and 
replacing guardrails, repairing 
broken curbing, painting safety 
hnes and crosswalks on streets, etc. 



Guardrails: Approximately 170 
Unear feet of wood guardrails were 
installed. 

Curbing: Approximately 1,056 Hnear feet of damaged bituminous concrete curbing was replaced at 
various locations. 

Roadway Projects: 

The following roadway projects were undertaken by the Department of PubUc Works in 2005: 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing with Pavement Cold Planing : Chapter 90 funds from the 
Massachusetts Highway Department were used on the following roadway project: 

Church Street - Route 62 (Middlesex Avenue to Main Street)- 4,480 linear feet 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Water Department funds were used to resurface the following 
roadways, following water main replacements: 

Edwards Road - (Forest Street to Baldwin Road)- 500 linear feet 
Glendale Circle - (Glen Road to Lawrence Street)- 1,304 linear feet 
Pershing Street - (Federal Street to End)- 690 linear feet 
Taplin Avenue - (Baker Street - North) - 550 linear feet 

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Microsurfacing: Chapter 90 funds were used for microsurfacing (with crackseaHng) the following 
roadways: 

BoutweU Street - Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road - 4,144 hnear feet 
Aldrich Road - Shawsheen Avenue to town line - 6,740 linear feet 



Snow & Ice Removal : 
The Highway Division 
recorded 117 inches of 
snow for the winter of 
2004-2005. The 
average annual snowfall 
for Wilmington is 
approximately 54 
inches. The storm of 
January 22, 2005, from 
which the town received 
over 31 inches of snow, 
was declared a federal 
disaster by FEMA. As a 
result, the town appUed 
for, and received 
$114,897.89 in federal 
reUef funds. 



Tree Division (658-2809) 

The Tree Division carried out aU regular maintenance work such as trimming, cutting, spraying, tree 
removal and tree planting. We removed roadside trees that were dead or interfered with pubhc safety 
at numerous locations. 

The Town Common was illuminated again this year with Christmas lights installed by the Tree 
Division. 

Dutch Elm Disease : The Tree Division removed 23 diseased Dutch Elm trees. 

Mosquito Control: The town contracts its mosquito control out to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito 
Control Project (CMMCP). The CMMCP practices Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), blending 
state-of-the-art methods and techniques with expertise, experience, and scientific research to provide 
member communities with modern, environmentally sound, cost effective mosquito control. As part of 
the effort to reduce the need for pesticides, they continue to expand their water management program. 
By cleaning clogged and overgrown waterways, mosquito breeding can be reduced, wetlands are 
restored and water quahty is improved. 

BTI mosquito larvicide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are found. They routinely check 
known breeding sites, but also encourage the pubhc to notify them of any areas they suspect could breed 
mosquitoes. Field crews will investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 

The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or larviciding but it is recognized 
that there are times when adult mosquito spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential 
and recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted sprayers. 



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Keeping streets clear of snow and ice. 



Cemetery Division (658-3901) 



All regular maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as mowing grass, weeding, 
trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations for monuments, etc. 

Burials Receipts 



Died in Wilmington 


32 


Interments 


$ 64,075.00 


Died Elsewhere 


53 


Foundations 


$ 2,968.20 


Non-Residents 


83 


Deeds 


$ 180.00 


Moved to New Lot 


1 


TOTAL: 


$ 67,223.20 


Cremations 


46 






Infants 


_J, 






TOTAL: 


217 






Reserve 




Trust Fund 


Sale of Lots 


$ 25,926.00 


Perpetual Care 


$24,125.00 


Refund Reserve 


0.00 


Refund Trust 


0.00 


TOTAL 


$ 25,926.00 


TOTAL 


$24,125.00 



GRAND TOTAL: $117,274.20 



Parks & Grounds Division (658-4481) 

All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year such as cutting grass, trimming shrubs, 
aerating playing fields, marking ball fields for baseball, softbaU, footbaU, field hockey and soccer. All 
fields and parks were fertilized and brush was cleared from the air vents at aU the town's schools. 

Athletic Field Projects : All fields were aerated and fertihzed during the year. Alumni Field at the high 
school was top dressed and reseeded in preparation for the start of the fall season. The Dick Scanlon 
Baseball Field had the infield grass cut back at the base paths, and the base paths were raised and 
improved with new clay. 

Playgrounds : Due to the deteriorating condition and growing safety concerns regarding the Shawsheen 
Playground, the Department of Pubhc Works removed the old pressure treated wood facihty in 
December. It is anticipated that a new playground that meets all safety and handicapped accessibihty 
requirements will be constructed to replace "Kidsplace" within the next year. 

Engineering Division (658-4499) 

The Engineering Division assisted town departments, boards and commissions with engineering related 
projects. This included the review of subdivision plans, site plans and special permits for the Planning 
Board, Notice of Intent plan fiHngs for the Conservation Commission and various Board of Appeals 
cases. The Division also estabUshed surety estimates for subdivision projects and performed 
construction inspections of subdivision roadways. In addition, surveying services, and construction 
inspection were provided for various projects of the Department of Pubhc Works. 

Household Rubbish Collection. Disposal and Recycling (658-4481) 

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the town's various refuse disposal and recycling 
programs. These programs include household rubbish and recycUng; apphance, television, and 
computer monitor recychng; yardwaste recycling; waste oil collection; and household hazardous waste 
collection. If homeowners have any questions or complaints, please call the above number. 

The yardwaste recychng program continued with the recychng of leaves, grass chppings, brush and 
Christmas trees. In January, 2,065 Christmas trees were collected at curbside by the Department of 
Pubhc Works. 



In 2005 the town collected the following amounts of trash and recyclable material: 



Trash Collected at Curbside 10,971 Tons 

Recyclables Collected at Curbside 1,402 Tons (Recycled) 

White Goods Collected at Curbside 229 Tons (Recycled) 

Yardwaste Collected at Curbside 394 Tons (Recycled) 

Yardwaste Dehvered to Recychng Center 1,255 Tons (Recycled) 

Cathode Ray Tubes (TVs, Monitors) Collected 65 Tons (Recycled) 

Water & Sewer Department (978-658-4711) 

Water: 

The Water Department has been busy planning and preparing the town's existing distribution 
system for efficient delivery of the MWRA water supply. This entails increasing water main sizes in 
the areas at and around the proposed MWRA pipe at the Woburn town line located on Woburn 
Street. We have installed a new 12-inch pipe throughout Lowell Street. This pipe will connect to a 
proposed 16-inch pipe that has been designed to carry water from the MWRA connection to Lowell 
Street. In addition, a new 12-inch pipe line has been designed to strengthen the hydraulic ability of 
the distribution system and more efficiently take advantage of the 3 million gallon storage tank 
located in the Town Forest. We expect to construct these pipe designs in 2006. 

A total of 2,929 feet of water main and 9 fire hydrants were installed using the town's equipment 
and workforce. Old cast iron or galvanized water mains, which were undersized, have been replaced 
with 8-inch diameter cement lined ductile iron pipe. This improvement will provide an increase in 
water supply to the area homes, better water quality and provide fire protection to these 
neighborhoods. 

The Salem Street well is permitted by the DEP to pump 1 million gallons of water per day. Due to 
its age and the high mineral content of the water, the well currently produces less than half this 
quantity. The DEP has approved 2 satelUte wells to enable the well to again produce 1 million 
gallons. Those 2 wells have been installed and we are currently going through pump testing and 
water quality analysis. The information obtained from this will be needed to receive the State 
regulator's permission to install the pumping equipment and appurtenances needed to begin using 
these wells to augment the town's water supply. The new wells should be operational in 2006. This 
will dramatically improve the Town of Wilmington's ability to supply the water demands of the 
community. 

During the months of May and early June, the water main flushing and valve-exercising program 
was performed. The department performs the flushing of mains to remove sediments and 
tuberculation that have accumulated in the water pipes. Approximately 7 million gallons of water 
was used to accomplish this task. This is a necessary procedure to produce the delivery of high- 
quality water to your home or business. At this time, all fire hydrants are inspected and repairs are 
made to any that are not in proper working condition. 

The granular activated carbon filters at both water treatment plants were replaced this year. The 
filters are used in the final treatment process of the well water and are where organics, color, and 
removal of any volatile organic compounds, if present, takes place. 

The department maintains and repairs all water mains, services, hydrants, valves, storage tanks, 
pumping stations, and water treatment facilities in the town. In addition, the department removes 
snow and ice around the fire hydrants and assists the Highway Department with roadway snow and 
ice removal. 

Pumping Statistics: 

Maximum Gallons Per Day 2,467,400 

Maximum Gallons Per Week 16,567,700 

Maximum Gallons Per Month 71,627,900 

Average Gallons Per Day 2,009,629 

Average Gallons Per Month 61,126,208 

Total Gallons Purchased 39,215,710 



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Total Gallons Per Year (Treated) 
Total Gallons Produced 
Total Gallons Per Year (Raw) 



733,514,500 
772,730,210 
759,168,337 



Precipitation Statistics: 

Annual Rain Fall (Inches 
Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 

Consumption Statistics: 

Municipal Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Residential Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Commercial Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Industrial Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Annual Water Main Flushing (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Miscellaneous Hydrant Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Total Accounted For Pumped (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Unaccounted for Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 



44.13" 
124.55" 



12,924,370 
1.7% 
450,201,483 
58.3% 
39,401,094 
5.1% 
204,118,608 
26.4% 
7,275,195 
0.9% 
195,720 
0.0% 
714,116,471 
92.4% 
58,613,739 
7.6% 



* The difference between accounted for and unaccounted for water consists of water lost to main 
and service breaks, fighting fires, street sweeping, and theft. 

Water Distribution: 



The following new water mains were constructed in 2005: 
Water Mains Installed Length 
Jacobs Street 390' 



Size 
8" 



Water Mains Replaced In-house 

Bancroft Street 
Lang Street 
Lawn Street 
Liberty Street 
Oak Street 
River Street 
State Street 

Water Mains Replaced by Outside Contractor 

Lowell Street 
Lowell Street 



Length Size Increase 



390' 
385' 
240' 
660' 
360' 
420' 
474' 



2800' 
2925' 



2" to 8 
2" to 8 
2" to 6 
2" to 8 
2" to 8^ 
2" to 8' 
2" to 8' 



10" to 12" 
6" to 12" 



Hydrants 
1 

Hydrants 
2 



Total water mains installed in 2005 were 240 feet of 6-inch, 3,079 feet of 8-inch and 5,725 feet of 12- 
inch. There were 10 fire hydrants and 56 services installed in the system. 



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Sewer Collection System: 



Sewer: 



In 2004 the department finished a thorough review of the entire sewer collection system. Leaks, 
blockages and structural deficiencies were noted and prioritized for repair. In 2005 repairs were 
made to 2,767 feet of sewer main and 12 service connections. The repairs have eliminated ground 
water from migrating into the sewer system at these locations. This is superb for the environment 
due to reducing the transport of clean ground water from the town and also reduces the assessment 
from the MWRA for sewer treatment. The results of these repairs show the removal of an estimated 
200,220 gallons per day of inflow and infiltration. In addition, 5,980 feet of sewer main were cleaned 
of debris which could cause back ups and hydrogen sulfide corrosion of the sewer system. 



HUMAN SERVICES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 



The year 2005 will be remembered in the history of the Wilmington Memorial Library for the hard 
fought campaign to build a new public library to replace the current 15,000 square foot faciHty built 
in 1969. In January, the architectural firm of Tappe Associates unveiled the plans for the new 
library at a public forum. The traditional design of the new library and its location on the Swain 
School site across from the Town Common received a favorable response from residents who 
attended the public forum as well as from patrons who saw the renderings on display in the library 
for the next 10 months. Library advocates for a new library enthusiastically organized and began 
wearing "www.newwilmingtonlibrary.com" buttons which promoted the new library as well as the 
library advocates' website that provided information about the new library and the planning process. 

In February, Library Director Christina Stewart submitted a comprehensive construction grant 
application to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). Per a requirement of the 
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Board of Library Trustees submitted a warrant 
article for the Annual Town Meeting in April seeking approval for the proposed design, and 
permission to apply for and receive any available construction grants. With a 217 to 176 vote. Town 
Meeting gave the green light for the process to go forward. In July, the Massachusetts Board of 
Library Commissioners awarded Wilmington a $3.4 million construction grant. Wilmington was one 
of seven communities out of 41 applicants to receive immediate funding to build a new library. In 
August, the Board of Selectmen scheduled a Special Town Meeting for November 1st and a Special 
Election for November 8th in order for residents to decide by their vote whether to authorize funding 
for the construction cost balance of $8.3 million. 

Kathleen McFadden, Friends of the Library Advocacy Chairman, and Barbara Hooper, Library 
Trustee, co-chaired "Citizens for a New Library," a ballot action committee that was established to 
get out a positive vote for a new library. The dedicated hard work and support of many citizens for 
the proposed new library was gratifying. However, the results of the vote ended in the loss of the 
proposed new library and a forfeiture of the $3.4 million construction grant. Although the library's 
warrant article received a majority vote (604 Yes and 461 No) at the Special Town Meeting, it failed 
to get the required two thirds needed for funding authorization. On November 8'^, with only 39% 
voting Yes and 61% voting No, the proposed new library was soundly defeated. 

The library joined in the celebration of Wilmington's 275"' Anniversary. Over 200 residents 
submitted a poem about Wilmington for the annual poetry contest in April. On September 17'*", the 
library paid tribute to the historic Baldwin Apple at the Library Apple Festival. This event included 
apple tales and crafts, apple face painting, apple jugghng, Wilmington Jeopardy, a drawing for the 
apple gift basket and the Friends of the Library "Apple Dessert Bake Off." The Wilmington 
Historical Commission was also on hand to display the historical artifacts and documents from the 
Bond Collection. The 275"^ Anniversary Parade on September 18'*' included the Friends of the 
Library float with the theme "Something for everyone @ your library." The Friends of the Library 
also sponsored a Wilmington House Tour on Sunday, September 25"> providing ticket holders the 
opportunity to get an inside glimpse of some beautiful Wilmington homes, both historical and 
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WILMINGTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 2005 





Library Advocates Button. 



Barbara Hooper and Peggy Kane have 
Fun on the 4th making parfaits. 





Paul Shea, Bev Shea, and Charlotte Stewart 
hold signs at polls. 



omething for Im 
at Vouf Ubraf^ 




Friends of the Library float in 
Wilmington's 275th Parade. 



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WILMINGTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 2005 




Eileen MacDougall with her door prize won at Town Manager Michael Caira presents 

the "Myth of the Golem" presented by Children's Librarian Susan MacDonald, 

Circulation Librarian Linda Pavluk for a plaque honoring 35 years of service. 



Wilmington reads Snow In August. 




Smiling teens have a milk moustache at the "Milk Fest for Teens". 



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Residents voted to read Snow in August by Pete Hamill for the second annual Wilmington Reads, 
One Book, One Community program. This town-wide reading initiative received financial support in 
part from the Friends of the Library and a federal grant through the Massachusetts Board of Library 
Commissioners. Over 400 people attended the ten Wilmington Reads programs held during March. 
According to circulation statistics, Snow in August was checked out from the library 624 times. 
Through collaboration between the public library and the Wilmington High School, over 150 
students at Wilmington High School read Snow in August. Many of these students participated in 
the programs and discussions. Also, logos for the Wilmington Reads Snow in August button were 
designed by Jen Fidler's graphic arts class at Wilmington High School with Krystie Chapman's logo 
selected as the winner. 

The library's programs in 2005 included a nationally known author in February and a local author in 
June. In February, Tom Perotta, author of Little Children, was a guest speaker. In June, local 
author JuHa Doten, presented a program about her book a Long White Scarf in which she tells the 
fascinating story of her mother Ripley Miller, one of the first female pilots and flight instructors in 
the area. Robin Stratton, owner of the Big Table Publishing Company and a former Wilmington 
resident, conducted two writing workshops, one in July for adults and one for teens in August. Other 
programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library that received favorable audience response 
included Faux Painting Techniques, Container Gardening, Pastel Painting Workshop, and a Piano 
Recital and Lecture. 

The library continued to offer a meeting place and a supply of books for two monthly book discussion 
groups for adults. Bookends, the library's evening book discussion group that began meeting in 
1995, had a tenth anniversary. PageTurners, the morning book discussion group that began 
meeting last year, has a faithful group of readers. Linda Callahan, Reference and Adult Services 
Librarian, responded to an expressed interest from patrons who wanted to meet at the library and 
learn to knit. "Knitting Kneedles" the adult knitting group was formed in July under the tutelage of 
volunteer Jane Hill and met weekly throughout the summer and early fall. The Children's and Teen 
Department also offered a knitting program this past year. Carl Crupi, a student at Saint John's 
Prep School, gave his volunteer time every Thursday evening to teach basic computer skills. 

Despite a limited space for teens, circulation and program statistics indicate that more teens are 
using the library. Since 2002, circulation of items in the teen collection has increased over 300% and 
program attendance has increased 147%, Teen Comics Club continues to meet monthly to draw and 
checkout the graphic novels and mangas. Teen Movie Nights were added to the roster of programs 
featuring recently released films on DVD. Other popular events for teens in 2005 included the 
annual Lord of the Rings Festival, Teen Open Mike Night, and End of the School Year Party for 
Teens. The Massachusetts Library Association presented the Wilmington Memorial Library with an 
"Honorable Mention" in the 2005 Public Relations Awards at the Annual Conference in Falmouth. 
The library won the award for "Vote! It Does a Nation Good," a collaborative teen program presented 
in fall, 2004. 

"Simmer with Summer Reading," the library's annual summer reading program signed up 769 
children and 138 teens. In keeping with the cooking and food theme, the creativity of the Children's 
Department staff was reflected in a variety of programs including "Edible Art," "Fruit Fritter 
Crafts," "Pizza Puzzles Story and Craft" and "Make Bread Fun." Similar programs were offered for a 
teen audience. These included "Pizza Taste Off for Teens," "Cookie Bake Off for Teens," and "All You 
Can Read Buffet for Teens." In addition to these food related programs, the library sponsored "Food 
for Fines" to help the Wilmington Food Pantry stock up during the summer months. 

Community outreach was a part of the library's services during the year. Linda Pavluk, Circulation 
Librarian, assisted the Woodbriar Nursing Home with its monthly book discussion group by 
selecting titles and arranging for the loan of these books each month. Laurie Lucey, part-time 
Reference Librarian, kept the large print book collection at the Buzzell Senior Center stocked with 
books from the library's collection. Friends of the Library volunteers continued to bring books and 
other Ubrary material to homebound residents. 

The Friends of the Library is once again acknowledged for its continued support for library programs 
and services as well as for their advocacy in the campaign for the new hbrary. Gifts to the library 
included a preschool computer and a new sound system used for the library's feature film programs 
and for enhancing other programs, such as Teen Open Mike Night. The Friends sponsored a 



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membership drive during the summer that included a town-wide maihng resulting in a membership 
of over 450 as of December 2005. The Friends of the Library also participated in Wilmington's Fun 
on the Fourth with a booth on the Town Common where red, white and blue parfaits were sold. 
Gratitude is also extended to the numerous individuals and community organizations that made 
financial donations to the library this past year. 

The entire staff is acknowledged for their dedication and service during the year. Susan MacDonald, 
Children's Librarian, was honored in May for her 35 years of dedicated service at the Wilmington 
Memorial Library. Allison Forte, Technical Services Assistant, resigned in August while on a 
maternity leave of absence. 

The Board of Library Trustees is acknowledged for its time and commitment to improving library 
service to the community. Edward Jones resigned from the Board of Library Trustees in May. 
During his tenure as a library trustee, he was instrumental in reinvigorating the discussion of plans 
for a new library and moving the planning process forward. Town Manager, Michael Caira, 
appointed Eileen MacDougall, former President of the Friends of the Library, to the Board of Library 
Trustees to replace Edward Jones. In December, Mary Deislinger resigned from the Board of 
Library Trustees after ten years of service. Her keen insight and perspective on library issues as 
well as her sense of humor will be missed. Town Manager, Michael Caira, appointed Donald 
Pearson to the Board of Library Trustees to replace Mary Deislinger. Donald Pearson served on the 
library's Long Range Planning Committee, is a member of the Friends of the Library and was an 
active advocate in the campaign for the new library. 

Although the defeat of a proposed new library marked the end of 2005, we begin 2006 with a 
renewed commitment to our mission. The library will continue to enrich the community by 
providing access to informational, cultural and recreational resources. The active support of many 
citizens for the proposed new library will serve as an inspiration to meet the challenge of making the 
current library facility a welcoming destination for all residents. 

LIBRARY STAFF 

Administration: 
Christina A. Stewart, Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Part-time Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services: 
Linda Callahan, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Pavluk, Circulation Librarian 
Linda Harris, Adult Circulation Assistant 
Laurie Lucey, Part-time Reference Librarian 
Ruth EUen Donnelly, Ann Deechan, Gail Ross 
Part-time Library Assistants 
Jamie Coulouris, Daniel Hall, 
Alex Mooney, Stephen Tower 
Part-time Library Pages 

Children's Services: 
Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 

Nathalie Demers, Teen Services Librarian 
Barbara Bresnahan, Part-time Library Assistant 
Hannah Blaisdell, Robert Hayes, Jessica Martin, 
Kate Stevenson, Andrew Volpe 
Part-time Library Pages 

Technical Services: 
Charlotte Wood, Head of Technical Services 
Diane DeFrancesco, Technical Services Assistant 



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LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 2005 



Hours Open Weekly 
Winter 

Monday through Saturday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 
Summer 

Monday through Friday 9-5 

Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Population 

Number New Patrons Registered 

Total Registered Borrowers 

Number of library visits 

Number of Items in Collection 
Items per capita 

Subscriptions 

Museum Passes 

Circulation 
Circulation per capita 



Interlibrary Loan 

To other libraries 
From other libraries 

Reserves 

Reference and Reader's Services 

Internet Use 

Conference Room 
Library 
Community 

Library Programs 

Children's Programs 
Teen Programs 
Adult Programs 

Total attendance at programs 
Children's Programs 
Teen Programs 
Adult Programs 



24,007 
16,547 



392 
26 



217 
59 
54 



6,292 
936 
936 



64 
56 

22,390 
752 
19,500 

137,786 

86,636 
3.86 

169 

11 

214,176 
9.56 

40,554 

24,924 
8,182 
12,919 
418 

330 



8,164 



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Wilmiog-too Arts Coeecil 



The mission of the Wilmington Arts Council is to promote, educate and serve the arts in Wilmington. 
In order to accomplish these goals, we must be able to reach the residents of Wilmington with the 
information necessary to attract them to our classes, concerts, events, lectures and happenings. This 
is our goal for 2006. But before then, we'll tell you about 2005! 

In 2005 the Arts Council received an allotment of $3,140 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council 
and we granted the entire amount to appropriate applicants. In keeping with our local guidelines, 
the council spreads the money over a wide variety of townspeople. This includes seniors, school- 
children, musical groups, the library, and the general population. One grant went for musical visits 
by a very popular musician to the two nursing homes in town. The schoolchildren will be 
entertained by the Tangle wood Marionettes and "Made in the Shade" Jazz Group. The Shawsheen 
Valley Regional High School will have some help going to the Museum of Science and the Peabody 
Essex Museum. Every year the Arts Council pays for the library passes to the Museum of Fine Arts 
and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. This summer, another great concert will be performed 
on the Common, sponsored by the Council. Also, a lecture by a fully uniformed British soldier will be 
held at the Arts Center for all the history buffs out there. The Merrimack Valley Chorus will have 
some vocal coaching to improve their already wonderful voices! All these events will be paid for, 
partially or in fuU, from our grant money for 2005. 

Our most popular event, held in June every year, was the 25'^ annual Art Show. With over 120 
entries, the Arts Center was buzzing with activity. A show with students from our watercolor, oil 
and drawing classes was also held at the same time. This gives our students a chance to get their 
"feet wet" by showing their work, some for the first time. Every year the show is judged by working 
artists from different disciplines. This year we had a gallery owner, an oil painter and a mixed 
media artist. Categories include watercolor, oil and acryhcs, mixed media and "other," and 
photography. Our show gives the Arts Council a chance to add to our "permanent collection." This 
year the council purchased two wonderful photographs, one by Barrett Bacall and the other by Peter 
Engledrum. The Council also purchased paintings from two of our teachers. One is a beautiful 
October scene of a cottage by the sea by Pam Giarratana. Pam is our oil painting teacher. The other 
is a watercolor by Valerie Borgal - a lovely scene of lupines in front of a lighthouse. Valerie teaches 
drawing at the Center. Music was a big part of our show this year. Bruce Margeson played piano for 
hours at our reception. Carolyn Stanhope brought some of her young piano students to the show and 
they put on some entertainment. On Sunday, the John Metrona Trio put on an incredible jazz 
performance (so good, that we hope to have them back for an encore performance!). Art and music go 
together! 

Another of our most successful programs at the Arts Center is our art classes. We are so fortunate to 
have a wonderful space for classes, state- of-the-art lighting, parking, and very talented teachers. 
Along with Valerie and Pam, we have Carolyn Latanision, a nationally known watercolor painter 
and Louise Anderson who has taught so many students the art of watercolor. All our teachers are 
working, exhibiting, and award-winning artists. Most classes have room for more students, so if you 
have always wanted to try your hand at drawing or painting, give us a try. 

The Arts Council supports a large "family" of artistic and musical groups. The Merrimack Valley 
Chorus has been rehearsing at the Arts Center for many years. Several years ago, the Stuart 
Highland Pipe Band began their weekly rehearsals here. The sounds of humming sewing machines 
are heard from the Tewksbury Piecemakers once a month. They have over one hundred quilters 
from this area in their group. The word has spread about our incredible Yamaha grand piano and 
we had approximately six piano recitals here at the Center. The students are thrilled to be able to 
play such a beautiful instrument, not to mention the parents and grandparents who come to see 
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Other programs and events held by the Arts Council included an exciting monoprint workshop, 
taught by Lucina Roark, who has a degree in printmaking. Over 15 students were able to make 
finished prints from water-based and oil-based inks. It was great fun! Another demonstration 
showed us how pots were made from clay on a potter's wheel. We also learned the history of clay in 
this area. Seventeen-year-old Vicky Zhao gave us another virtuoso performance at the grand piano 
in November. The Council sponsored the Stuart Highland Pipe Band on the Common in July. The 
Recreation Department reported the highest attendance at a summer concert. 

2005 ended with a bang with our Christmas Concert in December. Bruce Margeson played the piano 
with his usual panache. George and Robin Godding joined in with guitar to sing Christmas carols. 
A very special visit with duo Debbie and Mary Anne Steen was enjoyed by all! The highlight of the 
evening was a visit by you-know-who (see picture)! 

The Arts Council has wonderful plans for the coming year. We are now working on two scholarships 
for Wilmington High School for music and art. We are very excited about this idea because of the 
direct results of giving scholarships. Our plans include a new sign for the Arts Center, new easels 
and perhaps new paint! Lucina Roark continues her terrific work on our website. For photos and 
events, check it out at geocities.com/wilmingtonartscouncil. Information about events and classes 
can also be obtained by calling Jane Crane, Chair, at 978 658-9798. 




Bruce Margeson accompanied by Santa himself at the Council for the Arts Christmas Concert 



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Sarah D. J. Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

Sarah David Jaquith was born in Wilmington in 1832 and was married to Cyrus Lewis Carter in 
1874. Before her death in 1907, she made a provision in her will stating, "I give and bequeath to the 
Town of Wilmington the sum of six thousand dollars in trust to invest the principle sum and to 
expend the income in maintaining courses of programs for the benefit of the people of Wilmington." 

The Sarah D. J. Carter Committee was formed in 1910. Since that time, the Committee has 
continued to bring to the people of Wilmington interesting and entertaining programs. 

January 2005 saw the passing of Dorothy Lafionatis, a valued member of the Commission since 
1986. 

In celebration of Wilmington's 275^'^ Anniversary, the Sarah D. J. Carter Committee presented a 
program by the "Gallant Sons of Erin." This was a group of Civil War re-enactors portraying soldiers 
of the Massachusetts 28''* Volunteer Infantry; singing Irish music of the Civil War. 

The concert was presented at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Wilmington Middle School auditorium. 
Over 100 people enjoyed this evening of lively music. 

Ann St. Onge was welcomed as a new member to the Commission. 




Commission members with the "Gallant Sons of Erin". 



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Historical Commissioo 

The Wilmington Historical Commission continues to strive to preserve and conserve Wilmington's 
historical buildings and sites and to educate our citizens of the town's rich history. 



This spring, it came to the 
Commission's attention that the 
William Butters 11 Farm c. 1682 was 
being sold to a developer. The 
developer's initial plans were to 
demolish the house. Upon his 
learning of its historic importance, 
the possibihty of moving the home to 
an adjacent lot was discussed. 
According to the Massachusetts 
Historical Commission's survey 
completed in the late 1970's, the 
Butter's Farmhouse has been at this 
location for approximately 324 
years. The Commission feels 
strongly that it should remain on its 
original site as its historical 
landscape is of the utmost 
importance. 

The William Butter's Farm is part of the "Wilmington-Burlington Industrial Heritage Trail." As the 
site of the discovery of the Baldwin Apple, it is one of Wilmington's most historic areas. The Butter's 
Farm has been recognized by Preservation Massachusetts as one of the "Ten Most Endangered 
Historical Resources In Massachusetts." 

In an agreement with the Town of Wilmington, the developer extended Chapter 61A, giving the town 
the right to purchase the property for $450,000 by June 1, 2006. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission has worked to put into motion a campaign to "Save The 
Butter's Farm." A mailing went out to local businesses seeking support. Numerous newspaper 
articles have been written. WCVB-TV Boston has highlighted the Commission's goal to save this 
property. In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of the Butter's Farm, the Commission 
hosted booths at various events; such as the Fourth of July week and the Antique Auto Show. In 
addition, the Commission hosted a Colonial Muster Day on the common to enlighten residents of the 
"Save The Butter's Farm" campaign. 

The Commission is very thankful to the members of the "2ND Massachusetts Regiment" who 
volunteered their skills to educate all in attendance as to Colonial life. 



The Wilmington Historical Commission, 
after a fifteen year commitment, has 
preserved the West Schoolhouse and made 
it a vital part of our community once again. 
This occurred through the efforts of 
Representative Miceli and Senator Tarr in 
obtaining a grant, and the hard work of 
Shawsheen Regional Vocational and 
Technical High School students and the 
Wilmington Public Buildings Department. 
An Open House, attended by over 200 

residents, was held at the West Schoolhouse Newly renovated West Schoolhouse, 

in October. Speakers at the event included Shawsheen Avenue. 

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Representative Miceli, Senator Tarr, Town Manager Michael Caira, Selectman Frank West, 
Shawsheen Tech Superintendent Charles Lyons, and Historical Commission Chairperson Carolyn 
Harris. 

The Commission was very supportive of the efforts of the 275th Anniversary Committee, and a 
Commission member was on the Committee. A new book by Paul Chalifour "Wilmington: A 
Celebration Of Our Times" was printed for the anniversary. Also, several past books were reprinted. 

The George Spanos military panels were loaned to the Wilmington Senior Center for the months of 
September and October. The Commission gratefully acknowledges the efforts of citizens to identify 
soldiers in these panels while they were at the Senior Center. Several additional Spanos military 
photos were donated to the Commission by John Richie. 

The historic Herb Barrow's truck, owned by Larz and Stu Neilson, is on loan to the Historical 
Commission for display at the Wilmington Town Museum at the Harnden Tavern. 

Other new items at the Tavern are four American Bi-Centennial plates donated by the Garden Club. 
Yentile Farm memorabilia, and a piece of original Wilmington trolley railing secured by Jim Rooney. 

Memberships in the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Massachusetts, the American 
Association for State and Local History, and Historic New England were renewed. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission continues to administer to the Wilmington Town Museum at 
the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern. Terry McDermott accepted the position of Museum Curator 
vacated by Kathleen Black Reynolds who left to attend law school. The Commission is pleased with 
the many programs presented at the Tavern by our new Curator. 

The whole town was saddened with the passing of long-time Commission member Dorothy 
Lafionatis. The Commission along with the Friends of the Harnden Tavern, hosted a memorial 
tribute to Dorothy at the Tavern. Many attended this special afternoon in honor of a very special 
lady. 

The Commission and the Friends of the Harnden Tavern presented a special Wilmington 275'*^ 
Anniversary Candlehght Concert at the Tavern. Also, a three-part lecture series was presented. All 
events were very well attended. 

The Commission thanks the Friends of the Harnden Tavern for their support. This spring they 
presented a special "Colonial Day" on the Tavern grounds. Their "Christmas Social" is always a 
beautiful re-creation of Wilmington's past. 

The Harnden Tavern's herb garden looks lovely thanks to the volunteer members of the Garden 
Club. Thanks, too, to the Town Administration, the Public Buildings Department, and the Public 
Works Department for their continued support. 

Historical Commission meetings are held on the second Monday of the month. 

Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern and Wilmington Town Museum 

The past year was an exciting one at the 
Wilmington Town Museum! In addition to a full 
schedule of lectures, exhibits, tours and 
receptions, the Town Museum was honored to be a 
featured participant in the town's celebration of 
its 275"^ anniversary. Special events at the Town 
Museum in the last year included: 

WILMINGTON HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
WINTER LECTURE SERIES 

February - Massachusetts in the Civil War 
with Jim Hollister of the 
National Park Service. A 
presentation discussing our 

state's participation in the Jim Hollister, National Park Service, presents 

Civil War. "Massachusetts in the Civil War". 

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March - Lifeeri^-'s Z)aa^/iiers with Margie Hicks of the National Park Service. A 
lecture about women's place in early American history. 

April - Wilmington Authors with Adele Passmore, Gerry O'Reilly and Paul 

Chalifour. An opportunity for local history authors to speak about their 
work. 

OTHER EVENTS AT THE TOWN MUSEUM 

May - Colonial Days with the Friends of Harnden Tavern. A program particularly 

popular with children who were able to learn about colonial dying, candle 
making and cooking. 

June - A reception for long-time resident Anne Buzzell. An opportunity for 

residents to meet with Anne and to celebrate the many contributions she and 
her family have made to the Town of Wilmington. 

July & 

August - Brown Bag Lunch and Games. Guests were invited to eat lunch on the lawn 
of the Tavern, overlooking the Garden Club's beautiful herb garden, followed 
by simple games and crafts for children. 

December - Annual Holiday Social with the Friends of Harnden Tavern. As always, a 
delightful event featuring dehcious food, wonderful music including 
Christmas carols from Girl Scout Troop 1110 with Warren Newhouse on the 
guitar and, as always, the incomparable seasonal decorations created by the 
Friends of Harnden Tavern. 

EVENTS IN HONOR OF WILMINGTON 275'^ ANNIVERSARY - SEPTEMBER 25 

September - September 24 - Candlelight Concert with Poor Richard's Penny and Carol 

Mclntyre. A cooperative effort of the Wilmington Historical Commission, the 
Friends of Harnden Tavern and the Wilmington Company of Minutemen. No one 
who attended will forget this unique evening of musical entertainment with 
special refreshments provided and served by the Friends of Harnden Tavern. 

September 25 - Wilmington House Tour sponsored by the Friends of the 
Wilmington Memorial Library. This was one of several events taking place 
around town in honor of the town's anniversary. Wilmington Town Museum was 
proud to have the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern serve as the Hospitality Center 
for the tour, offering ticket sales and refreshments, as well as tours of the 
Museum, to House Tour participants. 

Many people contribute to making the Town Museum a special place for the people of Wilmington. 
Matthew Marden, an Eagle Scout candidate with American Legion Boy Scout Troop 136, spent many 
weeks with his troop at the Carriage House of the Museum, organizing and researching the 
Museum's collection of agricultural tools and creating an appropriate permanent display case for 
them. Joseph Whitmore, a participant in the Senior Tax Work-Off Program, was instrumental in 
creating a display system that has allowed us to exhibit more photos and exhibits than ever before. 
He also assisted in the creation and maintenance of various other exhibit equipment at the Museum. 
Adele Passmore contributed much in the way of the research and the creation of featured exhibits, as 
well as acting as liaison to the Wilmington Garden Club in its tremendous work maintaining and 
beautifying the grounds of the Museum. The work of Bonny Smith of the Wilmington Historical 
Commission, who scanned nineteenth century glass negatives into a digital format, allowed the 
Museum to be able to display components of the town's priceless Bond Collection in a new way. Bob 
Engel of Engel & Son generously donated mulch which was put to good use by the Garden Club in its 
work on the Museum grounds. 

Civic organizations continue to contribute to the Town Museum. The Wilmington Garden Club not 
only continued cultivating its traditional herb garden this year, but they also put many hours into 
landscaping the rest of the grounds. The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library selected the 
Museum as the Hospitality Center for its House Tour, providing the Museum a perfect opportunity 
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The support of many town offices is critical to the functioning of the Town Museum. The Historical 
Commission's active support of the Museum is vital to the Museum's mission. Wilmington's DPW 
and Public Buildings Departments keep the building and premises in apple pie order and accessible 
to the public. Public library staff provides the support and resources necessary for any cultural 
institution. The Recreation Department coordinates the scheduling of girls' tea parties at the 
Museum. The Town Manager's office provides the support and resources critical to the Museum's 
mission, to preserve and present Wilmington's history. 

Among the many contributors to the success of the Wilmington Town Museum at the Col. Joshua 
Harnden Tavern, none are as dedicated as the Friends of Harnden Tavern. Over the years this 
organization has continued to provide support to the Historical Commission in its mandate to make 
this building available to all the citizens of Wilmington. The Friends have furnished the building, 
kept a watchful eye over the premises, and continue to put on programs that the citizens of 
Wilmington look forward to as hallmarks of their year. 

Perhaps most important of all to the continuing success of the Town Museum is the support and 
patronage of all the citizens of Wilmington. By visiting the Museum and sharing your stories (and 
artifacts!) with the public, you are creating and maintaining a resource from which all can enjoy and 
benefit. We look forward to another year of serving the citizens of Wilmington. 

Number of Museum Visitors 503 

Winter Hours 

Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
First Sunday of month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Fourth Wednesday of month, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Functions 

Historical Commission Monthly meetings 
Friends of Harnden Tavern Monthly meetings 
May - Colonial Days 
December - Holiday Social 
Community Use 

Recreation Dept. - Girls' Tea Parties 

Kiwanis Club - Annual Holiday Dinner 

Boy and Girl Scout Troops - site tour 

Eagle Scout project 

Museum Programs 

Children's Programs Girls' Tea Parties 

Boy and Girl Scouts - site tours 
Eagle Scout project 

Adult Programs Library House Tour 

Candlelight Concert 

Family Programs "Brown Bag Lunch Sf, Games" summer program 

Wilmington Historical Commission Lecture Series 



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Recreation Departmeot 



The Recreation Department's continuing goal is to offer high quahty, relevant programs and services 
to the residents of Wilmington. The Recreation Department often provides the solutions to new 
challenges faced by residents in evolving life situations. New residents can meet others, parents can 
find a wide variety of programs for their children, "empty nesters" might enjoy our theater tickets 
and residents of all ages continue to reap the benefits of group travel. The Recreation Department 
has been in full-time operation for 35 years. The Recreation Office is staffed with a full-time 
director, a full-time senior clerk and a part-time office assistant. The department is located in Room 
8 at Town Hall. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The Recreation Commission assists the department. This volunteer board, which was formed in 
1953, acts in an advisory and policy making capacity. Members are: Charles Burns, Chairman; 
Sheila M. Burke, Vice-Chairman; Maribeth Crupi, Secretary; Larry Noel and Charles Biondo. 
Commissioners are active in various groups, committees and clubs throughout town. 

Although the Recreation Department remains small, with only two full-time employees, there are 
over 80 part-time and seasonal employees and dozens of volunteers who help to run the department's 
programs. The department offers, on a year-round basis, an ever-changing slate of activities for local 
citizens of all ages. 

The Recreation Department stays as flexible and affordable as possible. Registration fees remain 
low, especially in comparison to other towns or organizations. The department is funded by a variety 
of sources. The town-appropriated budget provides for office staff as well as some limited supplies 
and equipment. Program fees and donations heavily supplement the town-funded budget. We strive 
to keep fees and costs low by utilizing cost-saving methods including the bid process, fund-raising 
and in-kind services. 

Volunteers are critical to the success of Recreation programs. Volunteers might find themselves 
spreading out candy for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, coaching a T-Ball or Basketball team or 
serving breakfast to Santa, resident children and their families. We greatly appreciate our residents 
who give so generously of their time, and most report that they also gain on personal levels by 
volunteering. We receive generous donations from local businesses and organizations. Some of these 
valuable contributors include: A & A Industrial Supply, Analog Devices, Brooks Pharmacy, Burger 
King, CC & Sons Builders, Citizens Bank, CVS, DeMoulas/Market Basket, Dr. Abrahamian, Dunkin' 
Donuts of 321 Main St., Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins, Everett Lodge lOOF (Odd Fellows), HRH 
Insurance, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Lowell 5^ Savings Bank, Lowell Lock Monsters, Mass. 
Fisheries and Wildlife, Ninety-Nine Restaurant, Porchside Sandwich Company, Shriners, Sons of 
Italy, TewksburyAVilmington Elks, Wilmington Arts Council, Wilmington Auxiliary Police, 
Wilmington Fire Department, Wilmington 4'^ of July Committee, Wilmington Pohce Department, 
and the Woburn Street School PAC. We continue to search for innovative ways to generate funds to 
offset costs for the recreation consumer. 




2005 was an exciting year to be a resident 
of Wilmington, and of Massachusetts. The 
Recreation Department took an active and 
enthusiastic role in celebrating 
Wilmington's 275''' Anniversary. Tickets to 
events, cookbooks and tee shirts were 
available at the Recreation Office, and it 
was gratifying to see so many residents 
turn out for the parade in September. The 
Recreation Department was privileged to 
host the Red Sox World Championship 
Trophy for Wilmington residents to get a 



Recreation Department personnel, Linda Kanter, Karen Campell close-up look at this piece of history, 
and Director Deborah Cipriani with World Series trophy. 

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The Recreation Department continues to increase and improve our program offerings to meet the 
ever-increasing demands for classes, activities, entertainment and travel experiences. We actively 
solicit suggestions of offerings and instructors from residents. We have met the increased demand 
for children's programs by expanding the scope and number of these popular programs. We have 
begun to offer some very successful, intergenerational programs in conjunction with the Senior 
Center. Our annual hohday celebrations include the Snow Sculpture Contest, Easter Coloring 
Contest, Easter Egg Hunt, Horribles Parade, Santa's Workshop and our new, and very popular, 
Breakfast with Santa. 




Fishing Derby at Silver Lake 




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Our traditional sports offerings include very well attended programs such as the Basketball League 
(WRBL), Jr. Basketball, Adult Gym, Ballroom Dancing Lessons, T-Ball, Aerobics, Indoor and 
Outdoor Golf Lessons and Teen Volleyball as well as many other physical activities for various ages 
and interests. Recognizing the benefits of physical activity, we have expanded our offerings that 
promote health and wellness to include programs such as 35+ Adult Basketball, Pilates, Gymnastics, 
Kinder Soccer for 4 and 5 year olds, "Your First Workout" for 2 and 3 year olds and Sailing Lessons 
and Hip Hop Dance for teens. We have added new safety programs for children. 

Summer is extremely busy for the department as we offer a multitude of programs for families and 
residents. They include the Playground Program, Tiny Tots, Tennis and Golf Lessons, Skyhawks 
Youth Sport Clinics, Annual Fishing Derby, Twilight Basketball League, Sailing Lessons and Beach 
Volleyball for Teens, 35+ Adult Basketball and Concerts on the Common that many look forward to 
all year long. The Recreation Department is also responsible for the Silver Lake Beaches. 
Improvements to the Town Forest will expand possible outdoor recreational options for residents. 

We continue to offer 




tickets at reduced rates, 
or "difficult to come by" 
events such as the Red 
Sox, Lowell Spinners, Ski 
Resorts, Celtics, Disney 
on Ice Productions, New 
England Flower Show, 
Water Country and AMC 
and Showcase Movie 
Theaters. We offer tickets 
to local theater 
productions for shows 
ranging from Clifford the 
Big Red Dog at the Opera 
House to "A Christmas 
Story" at the Stoneham 
Theatre. Many residents 
turn to our quarterly flyer 



Recreation Department's Adult Basketball Program. when making decisions 

for their entertainment 
and gift-giving options. 

Our trips continue to grow in popularity as residents enjoy round trip transportation to and from 
Wilmington, reasonable prices and the ease of having a pre-planned itinerary. We provided day trips 
in 2005 which included: New York City in May and December, Connecticut Casinos (Foxwoods and 
Mohegan Sun), American Girl Place in August and October, Nantucket, Yankee Candle and Bright 
Nights, a Valentine's Trip to the North End, Lincoln Park, Horizons Edge, Portland, Maine, the 
Wrentham Outlets and a young adult trip to the Good Time Emporium. During the summer the 
children enrolled in the Playground and Tiny Tots programs could participate in many field trip 
excursions. Overnight trips included: Irish Village, Washington D.C., Atlantic City, Mountain View 
Resort, a Hall of Fame Getaway, America West, Lake Morey Resort, Lake Tahoe and a cruise to 
Alaska. 

Theatre trips, which offer the benefit of round-trip transportation (no parking in Boston!) and tickets 
included: The Producers, Boston Pops, Phantom of the Opera, Medieval Manor, Menopause the 
Musical in August and September and White Christmas. 



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In an attempt to be as accommodating as possible, most Recreation programs can be registered by 
mail or drop-off in the Town Hall night slot. We hold quarterly evening registration hours to meet 
the needs of working residents. Our newsletter is available online, linked to the town website, by 
accessing Human Services, Recreation, then Newsletter. The Recreation Department loans 
recreation equipment to families and local groups for various functions. We act as an information 
source answering a wide variety and large number of questions daily about local and regional 
services. 



The lack of 
commercial recreation 
in Wilmington, such 
as bowling alleys and 
movie theaters, and 
the lack of agencies 
such as the YMCA 
and Boys'/Girls' Clubs 
stresses the 
importance of town 
support for this 
department, 
especially with a 
growing youth 
population and a 
growing demand for 
recreational 
activities. In a 
difficult economy, 
quality programs and 
trips that maximize 
resources, and meet 
the needs of the 
residents and the 
community are vital. 
The positive feedback 
and generous 
donations we receive 
are evidence of the 
appreciation of local 
residents and 
businesses for the 
Recreation 
Department. The 
Recreation 
Department is an 
ever-changing 
environment and a 
solution to the 
continual changing 
needs of our 
residents. Our ability 
to adapt and our 
commitment to 
provide quality 
service is a trademark 
that we stand by. 




Residents cruised to Alaska aboard the Celebrity Summit. 



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Elderly Ser vices 

The Town of Wilmington has 3,603 elders in our community age 60 and older, a 9.9% increase in two 
years. This makes the Wilmington Department of Elderly Services extremely committed in 
providing services to its elderly residents. These services include: information and referral, care 
planning and management, health and wellness services, transportation services, educational 
programs, counseling and family support services, financial and health insurance counsehng and 
medical advocacy. 

Fiscal year 2005 has been very beneficial in many ways to the Department of Elderly Services. We 
were fortunate to receive community grants, donated furnishings, enhanced programs and wonderful 
seminars. These were made possible by the community involvement of the department. 

This past year the department got involved in the Lahey Clinic Community Benefits Committee, 
which provided the opportunity to learn of their community grants available to this region. The 
department was very fortunate to be one of the recipients of their grant that incorporated the 
following programs: 

• Prevention Screening Programs: (2) "Healthy Eating" - a 6-week program that 
helped elders be better educated in living a healthier and more nutritious hfestyle. 

• "Chronic Disease Self-Management Program" (2) intense 6-week programs of self 
support and a better understanding of living with a chronic disease. 

• Exercise Programs- 

Tai Chi Classes - (3) 8-week sessions 
(Future) - Line Dancing Classes 

• Exercise Equipment - Commercial Treadmill 

• Lectures - 4 sessions a year from Lahey Clinic Physical Therapy Department in 
enhanced exercise programs, fall/risk assessment classes and individual assessment 
plans 

Another program that raised a lot of excitement 
was the Intergenerational Program - a 
successful program bringing together the elders 
of Wilmington along with the children of 
Wilmington. The Wilmington Buzzell Senior 
Center planned and implemented 'Testerday 
and Today" Intergenerational Program 
developed and granted by Lahey Chnic 
Burlington, Community Benefits Committee. A 
strong relationship developed between the 
Wilmington Pubhc Schools and the department 
and future plans have come from this initial 
program. This program worked with the 
students of the Wilmington Pubhc Schools 
C.A.R.E.S. Program and the Wilmington 
Department of Elderly Services. The purpose of 
this program was to bring the generations together to discuss research and understand the 
differences and similarities of lifestyle yesterday and today. In addition, recognizing the courage and 
hardship elders faced when they were growing up and the difficult issues facing young people today. 
The process strives to create a bond between the generations through rich stories and personal 
experiences while adding to the school summer camp experience. The team members (11 elders and 
15 students), with the help of two facilitators, produced a report that concluded in a commemorative 
booklet not only used for educational purposes but also as a keepsake from the experience. The 
relationships between student and elders developed more than anyone could imagine. The laughing 
and smiling seen across the room was evidence enough that the program was working, and the two 
generations began bonding while learning from one another. The entire group got together to take a 
picture - everyone was so happy not wanting to have the sessions end. 




Intergenerational Program Participant: 



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As the elders started to get in the van to leave, the students started waving and yelling "See you 
next week." The moment was captured when an elder said out loud "I have never felt so wanted." 
Due to the success of this program, Lahey Clinic has expressed interest to support the program for 
the summer of 2006. We are happy to say that the collaboration with the Wilmington Public Schools 
has further advanced. We are now developing a monthly program with the Wilmington High School 
students from the Medical Careers Club and Wilmington's Helping Services Club. They were able to 
assist in our annual flu shot program and in December the students and elders decorated 
gingerbread houses together. We are looking forward to our "Snowball Dance" in January 2006 and 
other fun monthly events. Lastly, the Wilmington Recreation Department and the Elderly Services 
teamed up and offered a summer celebration for young and old. The fun included a magician, a pizza 
lunch, ice cream from Richardson's, bingo, and the grand finale, a visit from Louie the Lock Monster. 
The department is very excited about all of these programs and looks forward to next year's new 
adventures. 

The department was further fortunate to receive a 
very generous donation from the Lexington Council 
on Aging: 

• 4 (3' X 3') roll away tables 

• 8 (6') roll away tables 

• over 75 new chairs to match 

And we were able to continue the building 
improvements by the generous bequest funds from 
Don Blaisdell's estate: 

• Refurbished the Game Room Floor and the 
Large Conference Room Floor 

• New Front Lobby Receptionist Desk 
Decorating Gingerbread Houses with 

Wilmington High School students. 

The Town of Wilmington also continues to provide free transportation to all the Wilmington elderly 
residents 60 and over. This transportation is provided within a thirteen-mile radius of Wilmington. 
We have a full-time van driver to meet the transportation needs. We are fortunate to have a van 
that is equipped to handle a wheelchair along with its passengers. We are able to transport elders to 
their medical appointments, shopping and to the Senior Center just naming a few. The van 
continues to be a vital service to the elders of Wilmington. There were a total of 6,508 runs and 
21,935 miles traveled to accommodate the elders this year. A full-time respite care worker further 
complements this service. She also provided needed transportation to medical appointments, but 
with one-on-one attention. She traveled 11,430 miles for the year 2005, making 404 home visits. 
This service is specifically for elders who are unable to be alone due to severe health conditions 
(cancer treatment, dialysis and dementia) and/or overall weakness. There has been an increase in 
the amount of elders that need on-going transportation, due to critical health issues. We are 
fortunate to have the respite care worker provide home visits to elders that are isolated and need 
regular "check-ins" to make sure they are all right. This position is a very vital role for the 
community. 

For the year 2005 there was an increase of social service needs: fuel assistance, health insurance 
issues, prescription costs (prescription advantage program) and protective service issues (29 elder 
abuse cases, a 25% increase from 2004). The Director makes home visits to the most critical cases. 
This is to ensure confidentiality and to respond to the elders that are not able to get out of their 
homes. The possible reason for this increase is due to the strong appearance the department has 
developed in the community and the strong relationships with the public safety department and 
private organizations in the area. 




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Another vital part of the Department of Elderly Services is our home delivered meals program. This 
program has provided for the year 2005 - 18,000 meals. This program provides the homebound 
elders of Wilmington with one hot meal five days a week, for the minimal cost of a dollar a meal. 
There are approximately 60-80 meals delivered daily, Monday through Friday, to the elders. Elders 
not only rely on these meals but also the daily contact. The drivers are responsible to come to the 
Senior Center after their deliveries to give an update on the elders they visit. The elders and their 
families are assured that if there should be a problem during the time of the delivery, the elder will 
be assisted and the families will be notified. The elders that are able to get out have the opportunity 
to have a hot lunch at the West Intermediate School congregate site. This not only gives them the 
opportunity for a hot meal but a time to see their peers. This year 856 meals were served. Making 
our food service program a very crucial part of the department's services - a total of 18,856 meals 
were served to the elders in our community (over 10% increases from last year). 

The Department of Elderly Services has had a great year and strong leadership with the Elderly 
Commissioners - John King, Chairman; Rosemary Cross, Vice Chairman; Joseph Filipowicz, Albert 
Lavalle, Frank Ratto, Mary Smith and Charles Wayman. This year they have worked very hard in 
accomplishing their mission - they work closely with the Director and the needs of the elders of 
Wilmington. Their pictures are in the main lobby of the Buzzell Senior Center to make elders more 
aware of whom they are and their function. 

Our comprehensive and entertaining newsletter called the "Buzzell Buzz" is celebrating its second 
year. We now have over 50% increase in our monthly newsletter mailings. The newsletter can be 
found at the Buzzell Senior Center, the Town Manager's Office and the Wilmington Memorial 
Library. It not only provides information about the activities at the Senior Center but also 
assistance programs such as the pharmacy advantage program, new Medicare Part D, fuel 
assistance program, food stamps. Medicaid applications and other types of services that are available 
to the elders in the community. 

There were over 15,000 elderly visitors this year who participated in the Senior Center programs 
such as: socializing, exercise classes, dance classes, ceramic classes, Japanese Bunka (new), walking 
group, nutrition class, computer classes, choir group and quilting group, just to name a few. Over 
90% of these classes are lead by volunteers. These dedicated volunteers volunteer their time and 
energy. In June 2005 we had our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for over 130 dedicated 
volunteers at Villanova Hall. Our special guest speakers were the Town Manager, Michael Caira, 
and Senator Bruce Tarr who spoke to the volunteers on the important role they have in the 
community and how Wilmington is grateful for all their support. We were also grateful to have 
Representative James Miceli's office deliver a House of Representatives Citation made for all the 
volunteers. 

We collaborate closely with the Board of Health Town Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, who visits the Senior 
Center weekly to provide blood pressure chnics, B-12 shots, diabetic screenings and monthly 
cholesterol screenings. For seniors unable to make it to the Senior Center due to health ailments, 
she is able to make home visits. The Town Nurse also provides yearly flu shots at the Senior Center, 
Deming Way Senior Housing, elder's place of residence and the Town Hall. There were over 400 flu 
shots given at the center in 2005. The Board of Health and the Department of Elderly Services 
worked on several projects throughout the year. One such project is our Annual Health Fair. In 
September 2005, we had "Wellness Screening Day" for the 7'^ year. This year we were able to 
provide "Dermascan Skin Screenings"- a device that helps determine potential areas of skin cancer. 
We also provided cholesterol screenings, blood pressure clinic and much more. 

Other monthly services include podiatrist, hearing aid specialist, SHINE coordinators (Barbara 
Hooper and Betty Landrigan), Shear Pleasure 55 (hair stylist) and Attorney Nancy Hogan - free 
monthly consultations to seniors in need. Annually, volunteer accountants from VITA, beginning the 
first week of February through the first week of April, assist Wilmington elders with their taxes at 
the Reading Library. Last year there were 92 elders served through this program. Several of them 
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For 2005 there were many educational/informational seminars. The following are an example of 
what has been available - a visit from John Buonomo, the Middlesex County Register of Probate and 
Family Court. He presented an informative overview and update of many changes that have taken 
place at the Middlesex Probate and Family Court, all of which has a large impact on the community; 
The Alzheimers' Association did an evening presentation on "Maintaining a Healthy Brain;" 
Congressman Tierney had a weekend visit to present information on the new Medicare D Program 
and the proposed changes for Social Security and the Winchester Community Education Department 
presenting a workshop on the "Diabetic Epidemic." Lastly, a co-sponsored program with the 
Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders (H.O.M.E) and Wakefield Cooperative Bank was 
presented, making elders better aware of options to age in place. This free seminar included: 
important elder law information by Attorney Nancy Hogan; Property Tax issues presented by Skip 
Moynihan, Wilmington's Principal Assessor; assistance in paying for home repairs, by Jim Chaput, 
Wilmington's Community Development Director; presentation by Terri Marciello, Director of Elderly 
Services; steps for successful aging in place, by Helena Chaikins, Assistant Director of H.O.M.E and 
financial information by Cormac McCarthy, Vice President of Wakefield Cooperative Bank. 

One of our continuing specialty programs are: "Medical Equipment Lending Program" another 
service that has increased in demand, where elders and their families can borrow needed equipment 
in order to stay at home safely and assist in curbing the cost of such equipment. We have 
wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath chairs, benches and commodes. This year we have not only 
received calls from elders and their family members but also from the local Visiting Nurses 
Association that visit Wilmington residents. 

An exciting collaboration team that continues to strengthen in the Town of Wilmington is the 
Department of Elderly Services (Terri Marciello), the Fire Department (Lieutenant Daniel Hurley) 
and the PoUce Department (Officers Julie Brisbois, Patrick Nally, Stephen Mauriello and Brian 
Pupa). The focus of this alliance is to provide our elderly community with more contact points within 
the town government to address their needs and concerns. The Wilmington Pohce Department - 
Elder Services Unit - has been a huge support and strength to the Wilmington elderly residents. 
Some fun events were the Big Apple Circus and a wonderful musical at the Boston Opera House 
"Camelot." They also provided a presentation on "Identity Theft" and "Are You Going Out on a Limb 
with Your Financial Security." In addition, they had Michelle Ellicks, the State Registry of Motor 
Vehicles elderly outreach worker do a presentation on the "15 Point Check Driver Checldist Test" 
program. This has been a wonderful opportunity not only for the elders to enjoy and be educated, 
but to keep the wonderful line of communication between elders and the Wilmington PoUce 
Department. These programs were made possible by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Pubhc 
Safety - Community Policing Grant. Also, the Wilmington Pohce Department Union sponsored a 
delicious luncheon served at the Senior Center, with the assistance of the Wilmington Middle School 
National Honor Society students. This was another opportunity for the pohce and elders to mingle 
together. This has proven to be a successful endeavor not only for the elders of Wilmington but the 
partnership between the Elderly Services, Police Department and Fire Department. 

Also, the department wanted to be able to give back to the community, so a Wilmington High School 
Scholarship Fund was developed. In June 2005, the elders presented our seventh annual 
scholarship to Amy Sawyer, a high school senior of Wilmington High School who has an interest in 
furthering her education in social work. This money was raised at our first Fashion Show. It was a 
wonderful success. We had fashions from the 1800's to present, along with beautiful wedding gowns. 
We continued this year with our eighth annual fan drive by collecting donated fans and air 
conditioners to share with elders that are in need. Our intent was to make svire that no senior went 
without some sort of relief from the heat. This year we were extremely fortunate with the amount of 
air conditioners donated. Finally, the Department of Elderly Services was overwhelmed by the 
generosity for our eighth annual holiday tree called the "Giving Tree." This tree gave the community 
the opportunity to help elderly people in their town. The outpouring of generosity was amazing - the 
many Wilmington families and residents, the Methodist Church, and the Boy Scouts Troop 56 giving 
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1207 giving flash lights, gift certificates to a local grocery store and personaUzed gifts just to name a 
few. There were over 340 elders that received a gift from this event. The department has received 
an overwhelming amount of thank you notes that continue to come in. None of this happiness would 
happen if it was not for the outpouring of giving as we see in the Town of Wilmington. 

We would hke to take this opportunity to thank the following for their generous donations in 2005: 
Dunkin' Donuts for their daily supply of donuts; TewksburyAVilmington Elks for their Thanksgiving 
Dinner Dance that served 230 seniors this year; Saint Thomas Church and parishioners for the 
homemade Thanksgiving dinners personally delivered to the homebound, Rotary for their monthly 
donations for financially strapped elders and the Rotary Interactive Group for their Valentine's Day 
event for the elders at the Senior Center; Lions Club for all they have contributed throughout the 
years; the Kiwanis Club for a lovely catered dinner in June for 100 elders at the Senior Center and a 
special holiday dinner for over 100 elders; the Wilmington High School Chorus for a live holiday 
performance at the center; WilHam Cavanaugh, owner of Cavanaugh's Funeral Home, for the yearly 
donation of 10 popular magazine subscriptions; and to all the clubs and businesses who donated for 
raffles and give-a-ways. 

Thanks to the Town Manager, Michael Caira, and all town department heads for their help and 
ongoing assistance. Thanks to the seniors who volunteered hundreds of hours visiting elders in their 
homes, hospitals and nursing homes; for the volunteers who delivered holiday catered meals (200 
meals in total) to the homebound; and to the instructors that volunteer faithfully every week to 
instruct classes and programs and the volunteer participation at the Massachusetts Council on 
Aging Conference held for the first time in our region. Thanks to all that made it possible for our 
eighth year of the "Giving Tree" to be a huge success. Lastly, thanks to all who gave their time and 
money in making the Senior Citizen Holiday Fair a success again this year. 




Rotary Interact / Senior Citizens Valentine luncheon. 



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Authority 



The Wilmington Housing Authority, organized in 1951, operates under the provisions of Chapter 
121B of Massachusetts General Laws, Section VIII, 24CFR (Code of Federal Regulations); Chapter 
SOB of the State Procurement Law, and State and Federal Code of Ethics. A five-member Board of 
Commissioners, consisting of four elected and one state appointed member, oversees the Authority's 
pohcies and procedures. The Executive Director is charged with the administration of these 



The Authority, originally consisting of 40 units of housing, is now providing affordable housing for 68 
seniors, and a congregate unit in conjunction with CMARC of Woburn, MA, along with 13 (705) 
families of conventional three-bedroom housing owned by the Authority. As always, the Authority 
gives first preference for housing to Wilmington residents. The Authority also services the Federal 
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's tenants, in conjunction with Minuteman Home Care, receive 
home care and other social services in an effort to assist seniors to live independently. However, 
more is needed. The recent budgetary cuts to vital service positions in the Homecare field have a 
dire impact of the type and amount of services agencies such as Minuteman can provide. Adequate 
funding is needed so as to maintain the quahty of life in our aging state developments. 

Due to the cuts in the state budget for Local Housing Authorities for the last three years, the cuts 
directly impact the Housing Authority's budget and ability to continue to make quahty 
improvements. Zero cap bottom line budgeting only aUows agencies to make necessary 
improvements or emergency repairs. 

The Authority this year was only able to make minor repairs to our sidewalks. Even with tireless 
campaigning by one of the Commissioners, Dorothy Butler, and with Tenant President Audrey Reed, 
Senator Tarr and Representative Miceh, they were not able to obtain additional funding to make all 
the necessary repairs. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority and its Board of Commissioners would like to express our 
appreciation to the Wilmington Fire Department and Police Department for responding promptly in 
the many life-threatening situations that we unfortunately have. We would also like to extend our 
appreciation to the Wilmington Department of Public Works for their assistance in keeping our 
roads clear during the inclement weather. Also to Michael Caira, Town Manager, and all the town 
employees who bring a better quality of living to all our tenants. 

Finally I would like to express my deep appreciation and thank you to the Board of Commissioners 
for having me serve the Town of Wilmington as Executive Director of the Wilmington Housing 
Authority for the past nine years. 



The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities is a commission established to advocate for and address 
the issues and concerns of the disabled community, their families and other interested parties. 

The Commission continues to attend conferences and training sessions, especially in conjunction 
with the Massachusetts Office on Disability and the Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP). 
We keep abreast of new legislation and make sure proper authorities are also aware. 

The Commission assisted residents through information and referral for concerns regarding home 
accessibility, employment, transportation, service animals, and independent living. We continue to 
survey sites and assess compliance with architectural accessibility for people with physical, visual, 
hearing or other disabilities in accordance with the Massachusetts Architectural Access Regulations 
and the federal Americans with Disabihties Act. 



procedures. 




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Veterans' Agent Louis Cimaglia participates in 
Memorial Day Parade. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts does more for 
it's veterans than any other state in the nation. The 
Department of Veterans' Services has a 
representative in each city and town called the 
Veterans' Service Officer. Wilmington's Veterans' 
Service Officer is Lou Cimaglia. His office is located 
at the town hall and his hours are Monday-Friday 
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Veterans' Service Officer, 
who is there to find veterans and advise them of their 
rights and benefits, also assists veterans as they 
apply for, and receive state and federal benefits. 
Veterans' Services is governed by Chapter 115, as 
amended, of Massachusetts General Laws with strict 
compliance to this chapter, the rules and policies of 
which govern the disbursement of aid. State benefits 
include public assistance for indigent veterans and 
their dependents, tuition waivers at state colleges 
and universities, and applying for bonuses and 
annuities. In the past year alone the Department of 
Veterans' Services of Wilmington enrolled over 25 
veterans in the V.A. health care system, as well as 
filing for SSI, SSDI, fuel assistance, and housing. 

Federal Benefits include filing for compensation and 
pension, life insurance, burial and survivor's 
benefits. Additional benefits expended by the 
Veterans' Affairs Administration directly to the 
veteran population in Wilmington were $1,802,269 
for the fiscal year that ended June 2005. 




Paul Farrell and Town Manager Michael Caira upon Paul's retirement as Veterans' Agent. 

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Board of Health 



The office of the Board of Health is located in the Town Hall at 121 Glen Road in Room 5 and the 
Public Health Nurse's office is located off of the foyer of the Town Hall. The Board of Health consists 
of three members appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms. Serving on the 
Board in year 2005 were Elizabeth (Libby) Sabounjian, James Ficociello, D.D.S. and Jane Williams- 
Vale, M.D. The Director of Public Health is Gregory Erickson, R.S., C.H.O. The Health Inspector is 
Shelly DelGenio, C.E.H.T., the Public Health Nurse is Ann FitzGerald, R.N. and the Animal 
Inspector is Ellen Davis. The secretarial staff consists of Linda Reed, Toni LaRivee and Kim 
Mytych. Wendy Martiniello left during 2005 to join the staff in the office of the Town Manager. 

The administrative duties of the office includes issuing permits, reviewing plans for subdivisions, 
septic systems and other development proposals, issuing enforcement orders, issuing citations, 
holding hearings and keeping records, attending meetings, operation of the Board of Health website, 
and other regular administrative duties. The Board of Health meetings were generally held once 
monthly, on the third Tuesday of each month, and usually at 6:00 p.m. Records of all meetings and 
other documents are kept at the office of the Board of Health. 

Environmental field activities of the Director and the Inspector included inspection of restaurants, 
retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, the Fourth of 
July activities, caterers and other temporary food stands, percolation tests and soil evaluations, 
subsurface sewage disposal system inspections, nuisance complaint investigations, hazardous waste 
investigations, housing inspections, lead paint determinations, smoking and tobacco law 
enforcement, lake water quality sampling, Canada geese control, beaver control and other 
miscellaneous investigations. 

The Board of Health hosted the Department of Environmental Protection annual seminar, which 
was held at the Wilmington High School. This annual seminar is conducted for health officers of the 
DEP North East Region. 

The Title 5 Septic System Betterment Loan Program, which began in 1999 and continued every year 
thereafter, received funding again in 2005. The Board of Health was able to give financial assistance 
for the repair and upgrade of three septic systems and one sewer connection, totaling loans of 
$70,017.15. Loans were made to homeowners, which are to be repaid to the town through the 
betterment process. This was made possible by a $200,000 grant directed by DEP and the 
Massachusetts Environmental Trust and will continue into 2006. 

The Board of Health Canada Geese Control Program has continued operations throughout the year 
in cooperation wich the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife and there has been a 
significant improvement in the condition of our school grounds and playing fields. 

In a continuing effort to control the environmental impact of elemental mercury, an additional 
program of collecting mercury for recycling was begun in 2004. In addition to the existing program 
of recycling mercury containing fever thermometers for exchange for a digital thermometer at no 
charge, and the receiving of mercury switches and thermostats, we have expanded the program to 
include the recycling of mercury containing fluorescent hght tubes. There are now recycling 
containers located at all of the schools and public buildings. 

The Director served as a member of Bioterrorism Region 4A Coalition. Working with the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Bioterrorism program, the Board of Health 
received software and training for a Geographical Information System (GIS) which is a very valuable 
upgrade to our Bioterrorism response plan. It also serves as a resource for the daily operations of 
the Board of Health. 

The Director also served as a member of the Board of Registration of Sanitarians for the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure and served as a member ex- 
officio on the Executive Board for the Massachusetts Health Officers Association. 



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The annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats was held on April 2, 2005 at the PubUc Buildings 
Department on Church Street. A total of 181 animals (dogs and cats) were inoculated with rabies 
vaccine. The Department also scheduled the next rabies chnic to be held on April 1, 2006. 




Public Health Nurse Ann FitzGerald 
is honored on Nurses's Day. 



The Public Health Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, 
R.N., collaborated on two Health and Wellness 
Programs. The first was an Employee Health 
Fair which was held on May 3rd in 
coordination with the School Health Services 
Director, Mrs. Doreen Crowe, R.N. The 
Employee Health Fair included a Blue Cross 
Blue Shield Dermascan skin screening device 
with R.N. interpreter for Skin Cancer 
Prevention as well as information on Breast 
and Women's Health, Prostate and Men's 
Health, Lung and Respiratory Health and 
Cardiovascular Health. Additional screenings 
provided for blood pressure, cholesterol, and 
blood sugar. Special thanks to Pam Cote, 
R.N., police and fire personnel and Town 
Manager's staff for healthy snack preparation. 



The second program coordinated with Terri Marciello, Director of Elder Services, was the Senior 
Health Fair which was held on September 29, 2005. Screenings included blood pressure, blood sugar, 
cholesterol, body fat composition and nutritionist provided by Winchester Hospital Community 
Health Institute. 

The adolescent Hepatitis-B immunization initiative continues in the Middle School. Ten doses were 
administered during the year 2005. Other immunizations totaling 37 were given in the nurse's 
office. 

Vaccine supply issues of flu were a problem in 2005. We administered 1,092 doses in 2005. A total of 
18 pneumonia injections were given. 

Medicare B reimbursement for 2005 was $3,823.86. Mantoux skin testing for tuberculosis visits 
declined due to repeal of education law requiring all new school personnel to have a current TB test. 
There were 50 tests administered in 2005. 

An increase in the number of cases of exposure to Hepatitis A, a food borne viral infection, which is 
infectious, has prompted the Hepatitis A Prevention Program for food service workers within the 
town. Vaccine is purchased by the restaurant owner at the CDC rate from the drug manufacturer, 
and administered by the pubhc health nurse in two doses, six months apart. Twenty restaurant 
employees were immunized for Hepatitis A in the Town of Wilmington in 2005. 

Five confirmed cases of Lyme disease were reported in 2005, as well as many cases of Varicella, the 
chickenpox breakthrough disease after receiving vaccine. 

The Department has prepared a Bioterrorism Emergency Plan for Wilmington. The Public Health 
Nurse and Director planned for clinics for mass dispensing of vaccine or antibiotics and have 
attended smallpox vaccine training, isolation and Quarantine Response, Environmental Health, and 
Incident Command workshops. 

The Public Health Nurse serves as the Treasurer on the Department of Public Health CHNA-15 
Steering Committee which is a group of twelve towns that work together on Healthy Community 
related issues. Through CHNA-5, she and the Nurse Leader for Wilmington Pubhc Schools is 
working on procuring an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the Middle School, to provide 
an immediate response in the case of heart attack. 



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A. 



Communicable Disease Control: 



1. Immunizations administered 
Office-Flu vaccinations administered 
Home-Flu vaccinations administered 
Clinic-Flu vaccinations administered 
Pneumovax administered 
Hepatitis B vaccinations administered 
Flu vaccine doses distributed 

Fees Collected (Medicare B) 

2. Communicable Diseases Reported 
Home Visits 

3. Tuberculosis Cases 
Office Visits 
Home Visits 



B. Public Health Nursing : 

1. Premature births/Newborn Report 

2. Morbidity- V.N. A. Calls/Office Visits 

3. General Health Supervision/Home Visits 
Office Visits (injections, weights) 
Telephone/Health Conference Calls 

4. Hypertension Screening-Office Visits 

5. Diabetic Screening-Office Visits 

6. Bone Density Screening 
Diabetes Series 

Blood Pressure 
Cholesterol 

7. Senior Counseling/Drop-In Center 
Number of Sessions 
Hypertension Screenings 
Diabetic Screenings 

General Health (injections) & Counseling 
Deming Way - Hypertension Screenings 

8. Blood Lead Testing 

9. Blood Analyzer Testing Clients 
Total number of tests 

Fees Collected 

10. Meetings 

11. Vaccine Distribution 

12. TOTAL FEES COLLECTED 



25 
18 

37 
993 

24 

39 
720 
$3,823.86 

67 



50 






2 

94 
125 
152 

122 

12 



105 
35 



38 
428 
64 
60 
10 

2 

4 

15 
$32.00 

68 

39 

$3,855.86 



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Environmental Health: 



1. Transport/Haulers 
Stables 

Miscellaneous permits 

Percolation testing 

Sewage system permits 

Food establishment permits 

Installers permits 

Sub-Division reviews 

Massage Therapy/Funeral Directors 

Copies 

Court witness fees 
Nurse's total fees collected 

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED 

2. Meetings Attended 

3. Disposal Works Construction Inspections 

4. Number of Septic Plans Reviewed/NEW 

5. Number of Septic Plans Reviewed/REPAIRS 

6. Food Estabhshment Inspections 
Food Service 

Retail Food 
Residential Kitchen 
Mobile Food 

7. Food Establishment Re-Inspections 
Food Service 

Retail Food 
Residential Kitchen 
Mobile Food 

8. Nuisance Complaint Inspections 

9. Nuisance Complaint Re-Inspections 

10. Housing Inspections 

11. Housing Re-Inspections 

12. Percolation Tests 

13. Court Appearances 

14. Hazardous Waste Investigations 

15. Camp Inspections 

16. Miscellaneous Inspections 

17. Lead Inspections 

18. Title 5 Inspection Reports Received 



$ 4,600.00 
490.00 
315.60 
5,450.00 
14,975.00 
10,140.00 
4,200.00 


1,750.00 
60 


$3,855.86 
$48,326.46 
111 
268 
42 
115 

44 
23 



4 

7 
17 



60 

23 

12 

13 

169 

12 

1 


95 


150 



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Cable TV Advisory Task Force 



Task Force members are residents Quincy Vale and Wayne Aruda, Donna Gacek, Executive Director 
of WCTV, Louise Leland, Technology Coordinator with the Wilmington School Department and 
Jeffrey Hull, Assistant Town Manager. The Task Force's current focus is to recommend the terms of 
a new cable license to the Board of Selectmen. 

Members met nine times during 2005 in an effort to gather information about Wilmington's cable 
desires and needs. Discussion points included: (1) the general government and school department 
communications and computer needs as they relate to the cable hcense; (2) the requirements for the 
ongoing operation of WCTV; (3) the merits and legal imphcations of a price discount for senior 
citizens; and (4) preparation for an ascertainment pubhc hearing. Cable Task Force members toured 
the Comcast headend facility, where signals are received and transmitted to the cable system 
throughout Wilmington, and visited Comcast's customer service center in Chelmsford to understand 
Comcast's approach to responding to subscriber needs. 

A public hearing was conducted on December 5, 2005 to solicit the opinions of Wilmington residents 
about the level of satisfaction with the current cable service being provided and their desires for 
future cable service. Those in attendance expressed general satisfaction with the customer service, 
made numerous comments in favor of Comcast's ongoing financial support of WCTV, the local access 
corporation, and expressed concern about the cable prices. Information from this meeting will be 
considered along with other information gathered throughout the ascertainment process to develop a 
request for proposal which will be issued to Comcast. Negotiations with Comcast over the terms of a 
new license will take place in 2006. 

Just prior to the close of calendar year 2005, the town was notified that Verizon plans to install fiber 
optic lines throughout Wilmington starting in 2006. Once the installation is complete, Verizon will 
offer high speed internet service. They also plan to meet with the town to discuss the terms for their 
own cable hcense. A Verizon cable license would provide the first direct competition to Comcast in 
Wilmington. Verizon cable service may still be two years away due to the timeframe for installation 
of fiber optic hne and the negotiations over the terms of another cable license. 

The current cable license is a 10-year Hcense which expires on March 24, 2007. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

The following inspections were conducted by the Sealer of Weights and Measures for the Town of 
Wilmington: 



Type of Device Number Sealed 

Gas Meters 173 

Small Capacity Scales 1 

Scales from 30-300 lbs. 52 

Truck Scales 8 

Oil Truck Meters 2 

Pharmacy Weights 40 

Sign Inspections 3 

Oil Delivery Observations 14 

Consumer Complaints Received and Acted on 3 

Gas Station Sign Checks and Pump Readouts 7 

Fees CoUected $1,459 



The Sealer of Weights and Measures maintains fairness in the market place. Again, this year there 
was an increase in the monitoring of oil truck deUveries. Gas station meters were also checked for 
adherence to proper weights and measures guidehnes. 

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EDUCATION 



The Wilmington Public School System is committed to the goal of effectively educating all of the 
children of Wilmington. Student learning is the bottom line for our schools. Everything we do - 
establishing a vision, setting goals, managing staff, rallying the community, creating effective 
learning environments, building support systems for students, guiding instruction - must be in 
service of student learning. The Town of Wilmington continues its historic and longstanding 
commitment to supporting its schools so that they can function as learning communities. 

We are collectively devoted to doing the hard work that will improve the effectiveness of our 
educational programs and services. We acknowledge the critical role of schools in today's society and 
the increasing need for shared leadership among educators, community partners and residents. We 
are dedicated to the belief that ALL children can learn and the goal that ALL children will learn at 
high levels. 

In Wilmington, the instructional program is the heart of the educational enterprise. The process of 
curriculum development and implementation is one of making decisions and choices as to what 
students need to know and be able to do in order to become productive adults in our society. It is our 
goal to provide a curriculum that is appropriately aligned to the state curriculum frameworks, while 
at the same time, allows each teacher adequate autonomy and discretion to educate students in a 
manner that best meets their needs. This past year, the Wilmington School Committee approved a 
Curriculum Renewal and Management Protocol. The Protocol will be utilized to articulate a 
comprehensive program of study in each learning area in grades K-12. A key concept of the protocol 
will be to purposefully link the product of a systematic review model in a manner that allows for 
clearly defined communication across all grades. Another important aspect of this protocol will be 
the level of participation on the part of teaching staff in their particular learning area. Teachers 
must be empowered, through this process, to influence decisions about the content of courses and 
methods of instruction. Their active engagement in the renewal process will be a necessary 
ingredient for success. 

Utilizing the State Curriculum Frameworks as well as other curriculum standards, as appropriate, 
the process for curriculum renewal will codify basic expectations for students in terms of curriculum 
content as well as to instruct and assist staff in the development of appropriate instructional 
methodologies. Included in the renewal process is the assumption that teachers will be given the 
opportunity, within a curriculum area, to be innovative and creative in carrying out their teaching 
responsibilities. With this assumption in mind, the products of this curriculum renewal process 
(curriculum guides) will identify core concepts, skills, and knowledge to be mastered as opposed to a 
comprehensive hst of all learning. 

It is our goal to strive for clearly articulated, communicated and implemented high expectations for 
all students so that we can ensure that aU children in Wilmington feel affirmed and are helped and 
expected to achieve success. We want to engage in practices that help us integrate and implement 
technology as a strand into and throughout the curriculum at every grade level and in every subject, 
as both a tool for learning, and at appropriate times, a focus of instruction in its own right. We know 
that it is important to determine which of the standards ar^ essential to know, important to know, 
and worth being familiar with. We need to develop assessments to measure the degree to which 
students have achieved the standards and we need to collect and analyze data, which will help us 
continue to improve students' achievement by revising or changing our present practice. Lastly, we 
know that students' growth and development is intimately connected to teachers' growth and 
development, and further, that in order for any school system to make progress on particular goals 
related to student achievement, collaborative school cultures that encourage high level professional 
dialogue correlate positively with high student achievement and satisfaction. Only when teachers 
come together to discuss standards and what high quality work looks like can that knowledge get out 
of teachers' heads and into discussions with colleagues — and from there, into the classroom as an 
example of effective instructional practice. gg 



Curriculum work has continued at all levels. This past year the Wilmington School Committee 
adopted a new English/Language Arts Curriculum for grades K-5 as well as a new History 
Curriculum for grades nine and ten. In addition, the Wilmington Middle School adopted a new 
mathematics program. Extensive professional development continues to be provided to teachers to 
support their teaching of this standards-based curriculum. The system is beginning the review of 
the K-12 science curriculum. 

The mission of the Wilmington Public Schools is to provide a student-centered education which 
fosters critical inquiry enabling the individual to be a productive citizen, respect of self and others, 
capable of adapting to a changing world and its technology. The district continues to place emphasis 
in the following areas: student achievement, technology, professional development, standards-based 
curriculum, communication with community, adequate funding, adequate facilities and instructional 
materials, and family partnerships. The Wilmington School System continues to strive for 
educational excellence by creating exciting learning environments for our students, demanding the 
best from our talented staff and fostering cooperation and collaboration between our schools and the 
town. 

In September 2005, the Wilmington Middle School was informed by the Massachusetts Department 
of Education that Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) was not made for two or more years based on the 
preliminary data and an accountabihty status under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). According to the 
preliminary 2005 AYP determination data, the Wilmington Middle School failed to make AYP for the 
subgroup of students who are identified as Special Education students. Consequently, the 
Wilmington School District is considered to be a District Identified for Improvement. It will be 
incumbent upon the district to help our neediest students, and to challenge our top students as well. 

The good news for the Wilmington Public Schools is that 96% of the Class of 2007 successfully met 
the Competency Determination; that is, they passed both the English/Language Arts and 
Mathematics exam. This is an increase of 4% from last year's class. In addition, four additional 
students passed the English/Language Arts test and one passed the Mathematics. There are four 
students who have not yet passed both tests. In Mathematics, 216 students took the test. Seventy- 
seven percent (77%) of the students scored in Advanced or Proficient. This was an eight percent (8%) 
increase from last year's class. 

The Wilmington School Department is committed to preparing all students to use a variety of 
technologies to enhance their learning while in school and to prepare them well to function in the 
21*' century world of work and society. In order to accomplish this goal, Superintendent Wilham 
McAlduff convened a Technology Task Force in March. 

The Task Force was asked to identify: 

• the specific knowledge and skills that all Wilmington students should be expected to 
demonstrate in the area of technology 

• strategies for ensuring that all Wilmington students acquire the specific knowledge 
and skills identified by the Task Force 

• a long term plan for upgrade of hardware and software and network services, and 

• strategies for assessing the impact of its recommendations. 

Our vision for the Wilmington Public Schools is a learning community that will be technologically 
literate life-long learners. Learners will be able to interact successfully in a technological 
environment to achieve their personal, educational, and workplace goals. They will skillfully use 
technology to access, retrieve, and use information school-wide, community-wide, nationaUy, and 
internationally. A primary goal of technology must be to provide students with access to computers 
in a context of meaningful curricular and instructional practices. It will be important for the 
Wilmington Public Schools to continue to clarify our instructional goals, improve service dehvery of 
technical support, and find ways to harness technology in order to be responsive to all students' 
needs. In addition, our schools must continue to provide a climate where students are excited by the 
topics they study, where they learn by doing, and where they can depend on technology as a tool for 
learning. 



WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 



Wilmington High School staff, faculty and students began this year with a new mantra, "Excellence 
in Action." This is not a program but a mind sense. We have asked everyone to ask themselves 
before doing anything, "Does this reflect excellence in action?" We believe to be excellent, you have 
to think excellent! 

One of our first tasks for the 2005-2006 school year was working on aUgning curriculum documents 
related to our Program of Studies. Curriculum Team Leaders and teachers worked to make sure our 
course description documents and Program of Studies all reflected the same documentation. Much of 
the work was done during Curriculum Improvement Time. During the second half of this year, we 
will begin mapping each course and its transition through the school year. More alignment to the 
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks will occur throughout this process. 

We have several other projects in process, including the installation of a new telephone system. This 
will greatly improve security and improve communication throughout the building. We will also 
begin the installation of security cameras at the front door and a card swipe at the faculty entrance, 
further improving our security features at the high school. A longer term project that has been 
started by the Safety Committee includes updating and implementing a full evacuation plan. This 
will help us to coordinate evacuation for the entire building in case of a catastrophe or emergency 
resulting in a shutdown of any areas surrounding the faciUty. 

During last year, with the assistance of a consultant, we began the redesign of the Special Education 
Department at the high school. This included some staff and program changes as well as the 
addition of a Curriculum Team Leader (C.T.L.). The C.T.L. will help to align the curriculum while 
maintaining modifications necessary for our students to have a high level educational experience. 

As the year moves on, we look to creating the vision for 2006-2007. Assessment becomes the priority 
as we move further in improving our own accountabiUty while giving all students and their parents a 
transparent look at Wilmington High School. 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 

Stephanie Parker Wins National Writing Award 

The Enghsh Department is pleased to announce that Stephanie Parker, a senior at Wilmington High 
School, is a recipient of the 2005 National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Award in 
Writing. Each high school in the United States nominates one or two of its best writers to compete 
at the national level. The contest consists of a submission of an original piece of writing followed by 
a timed response to a writing prompt under the direction of the English Department Head. 

Two thousand three hundred fifty-nine juniors were nominated by their high school English 
Departments across the nation. Six hundred twenty-eight students were judged to be outstanding 
writers. Each piece of writing submitted by a nominee was read and evaluated by two judges, one 
high school and one college English teacher. Stephanie was judged to be one of the best student 
writers in the country. This distinction will be included in her college apphcations. 

The NCTE also congratulated the Wilmington High School English teachers and the English 
Department because the superior achievement of Stephanie is a reflection on her aptitude, skills, 
efforts and educational experiences. This January two juniors will be nominated by the English 
Department to compete in the 2006 Achievement Awards. 

This year, members of the English Department have offered three in-service courses for professional 
development for staff of the Wilmington Public Schools. Faculty members enrolled in these courses 
are studying content materials that enhance the curriculum in their classrooms. 



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"Accents, Regional Speech Patterns, And Dialect: Do you speak American?" was facilitated and 
developed by Joseph Kleponis. Teachers studied the differences in spoken American EngUsh, 
regional dialects, and the continued evolution of our language. Participants from the high school 
included Michael Jones, Maureen Dolan, Nancy Goldman, Judy Nowak, Cathy Symonds, and middle 
school teacher Joan Grady. 

"Voices and Visions" is a course that studies American poetry for college and high school classrooms 
and adult learners. Instructional materials examine poetry through dramatic readings, archival 
photographs, dance, performances, and interviews. Major American poets studied include Langston 
Hughes, Robert Frost, Emily Dickenson, and Elizabeth Bishop. Participants from the high school 
include Meghan Estrada, Nancy Goldman, Judy Nowak, Maureen Dolan, and Joan Grady from the 
middle school. The course is facilitated by Catherine Symonds. 

Based on the successful model of last year's book discussion groups, this year's course is "Literature 
for the Middle School and High School classroom." Facilitated by Catherine Symonds, the course 
involves book discussions of primary texts by teachers from a variety of disciplines. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT 

The Foreign Language Department welcomed three new teachers to Wilmington High School: Ms. 
Meghan Clarke is teaching first and second year Spanish, Mr. Daniel Indiciani is teaching second 
year Spanish and third year French, and Ms. Karine Pouhn, a native of Montreal, Canada, is 
teaching first year French and second year French and Spanish. Ms. PouUn and Mr. Indiciani are 
both enrolled in the Spanish MAT Program at Salem State College and Ms. Clarke will begin a 
Master's Degree in Spanish at Harvard University Extension School. 

The Department congratulates Spanish teacher Terresa Pietro, the recipient of the Helen Agbay 
Graduate Studies Scholarship offered by the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association. Ms. 
Pietro is currently enrolled in the Master's Program in Spanish at Middlebury College. 

Thirty-five students of French and Spanish will participate in the trip to France and Spain which 
will take place during February vacation. Foreign Language C.T.L. Mrs. Joyce Beckwith will lead 
the group, assisted by Art Liaison Mrs. Marie Shack. Participants will visit the capital cities of 
Madrid and Paris and take day excursions to Toledo and El Escorial in Spain and to Versailles and 
Chartres in France. 

Congratulations also to Mrs. Beckwith who has been elected to a two-year term as Co-President of 
EMFLA, the Eastern MA Foreign Language Administrators. In November, Mrs. Beckwith presented 
a workshop on foreign language advocacy at the annual Conference of the American Council of 
Foreign Language Teachers in Baltimore, Maryland. 

This year's Foreign Language Club at Wilmington High School has over 60 members who meet once 
a month to learn about other cultures and sample traditional foods from countries around the world. 
In December, club members hosted an International Holiday Breakfast for faculty and staff. 

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 

The Mathematics Department at Wilmington High School is comprised of 11 teachers, 5 of whom are 
veterans, each with more than 25 years of experience. We have two new members of the 
Mathematics Department this year, one who has just graduated from the University of New York 
and the other who most recently was teaching at a private school in Massachusetts. 

The courses offered in the Mathematics Department range from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus. A 
large percentage of Wilmington High School students complete four years of Mathematics, although 
the requirement is three years. Students will complete a three-year program with Algebra 2 and 
may choose a fourth year of mathematics from one of our senior electives which include 
Programming, Math Topics, Advanced Math Topics, Analysis, Trigonometry, and Probabihty & 
Statistics. Those students who have entered our Honors Program from Grade 8 will complete their 



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three-year requirement with 
Honors Analysis and may choose to 
continue in their senior year with 
either Honors or AP Calculus. We 
have also had many students enroll 
in two Mathematics courses in one 
year in order to advance to 
Calculus in their fourth year. With 
our program at the Wilmington 
Middle School changing, we look 
forward to revising our 
mathematics program over the 
next several years. 

The Mathematics and English 
Departments also offer an SAT 
Review Program two times during 
the school year. This program is 
designed to prepare students for 
the November and May SAT 
testing. Although we have held 
these review sessions for the six 
weeks prior to the testing dates, we 
are looking into extending the 
program to eight weeks. This 

change seems appropriate due to the changes in the SAT testing. Courses are usually offered in the 
early evenings during the week and on Saturday mornings. 




Frank Kelley, Grand Marshall of the 275th Anniversary Parade, 
chauffeured by a real "Good Guy". 



Math League is again a popular activity for college bound students who have an interest in the 
mathematics field. Wilmington High School is a member of the New England Mathematics League 
and holds monthly contests which include a variety of challenging problems. Approximately 50 
students are presently enrolled. Students may choose to participate at any time during the school 
year. 



We continue to improve in our standardized testing. MCAS results were very positive again this 
year with over 78% of our tenth graders achieving either in the Proficient or Advanced status. We 
continue to offer a "Math Workshop" course to our tenth graders as a preparation for the May exams. 
This course is designed to reinforce skills and to develop test-taking strategies. We also offer many 
opportunities for extra preparation for those students who may be required to retest. 



SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT 



The Social Studies Department is in the second year of a major transition necessitated by the state's 
adoption of the History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. The new U.S. History 9 course, 
with a focus on the period from 1763-1877, is being taught for the first time during the 2005-2006 
school year. Several of the high school Social Studies teachers met throughout this past summer 
working on lesson plans for this new course. 

The Social Studies Department is engaged in five major activities during this school year. These 
include the Phi Alpha Theta State History Conference; the National History Day competition; the 
Academic Decathlon competition; the Mock Trial program; and the Debate Club. 

On January 6, 2006, Mr. Staffier and Mr. Carr will accompany members of their honors U.S. History 
11 classes to the Thirty-Third Annual Phi Alpha Theta State History Conference, to be held at 
Framingham State College. In order to qualify to attend, students had to write a fifteen page 
research paper on one of twenty pre-approved topics. All papers were submitted to Framingham 
State College in early December to be read by a panel of judges. Students attending the conference 
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National History Day is a program that is broken into several segments. The first is the regional 
competition, which was held in March at Masconomet Regional High School. The theme for the 2005 
National History Day Competition was Communication in History: The Key to Understanding. 
Students in Ms. Tucker's AP World History class and Mr. Carr's AP U.S. History class competed, 
taking home two awards. Caitlin Harrington was a winner in the individual exhibit category for her 
study of Walt Disney's World War II propaganda cartoons, advancing to the state-level competition. 
Kevin Robillard won an award for his use of primary sources in a research paper. This year's AP 
students are hard at work on their projects for the 2006 regional competition, which will once again 
be held in March at Masconomet Regional High School. The theme for the 2006 National History 
Day Competition is Taking a Stand in History. 

The Wilmington Academic Decathlon Team, under the direction of Mr. Riley, competes with teams of 
students from high schools across the state in a series of ten academic events. Students are given 
awards based on both individual and team achievements. A unique aspect of the program is that 
each nine-member team must consist of three students each with "A", "B", and "C" grade point 
averages. Students may be in any grade and an unHmited number of alternates may also compete. 
In its first competition of the 2005-2006 school year, the team claimed 15 awards, including five gold 
medals and two top overall individual performance awards. Sam Oglesby won a silver in the 
scholastic category while Dan Hall won gold in the varsity category. 

Mock Trial is a statewide competition in which students are competing against their peers from 
other schools in the Massachusetts Bar Institute Annual Mock Trial Program. The 2005 Mock Trial 
Program, under the direction of Mr. Staffier, has attracted 21 high school students this year. 
Students in the Mock Trial Program work together to gain a better understanding of the law, court 
procedures, and the American legal system. This year participants are working on a negligence case 
in which the plaintiff brings the civil action in tort alleging neghgent design, failure to warn, breach 
of express warranty, and breach of the implied warranty of merchantability regarding a GPS system 
manufactured by the defendant. The defendant denies the allegations and affirmatively defends, 
asserting the comparative negligence of the plaintiff. Participants are currently preparing to 
compete in mock trials against Tewksbury, Hamilton Wenham, and Voyagers Incorporated. 

The Wilmington High School Debate Club, under the direction of Mrs. Tucker and Mr. Hackett, is 
working on its first debate topic of the year. The current question to be debated is "Is Affirmative 
Action the best way to overcome the achievement gap in America?" Students have been assigned 
positions contrary to their own personal beliefs and are currently researching the topic. The debate 
is eagerly anticipated. 

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 

Having previously completed curriculum upgrades for all courses, the Science Department staff 
began to work on end-of-course assessment during 2005. In addition to using the assessments to 
measure students' achievement with respect to the Massachusetts State Science and 
Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks, a secondary goal was to use collected data to 
begin informed discussion about how students learn and which teaching practices are most 
successful. An optical scanner with analysis software was purchased to assist the department in its 
assessment work which has the added feature of being able to generate data from a wide variety of 
survey tools as well. Test development software has also been put into use that allows teachers the 
freedom to generate large standards-based question banks. Using the software enables teachers to 
develop assessments at various levels of difficulty with randomized orders quickly and with specific 
skill and content foci. 

In May three students in Mr. John Wood's chemistry classes earned awards in the Massachusetts 
Water Resources Authority 2005 Poster AVriting Contest for their essays. One of the awards was for 
second place and the others were for honorable mention. The students and their teacher were 
recognized in an awards ceremony held at the MWRA center on Deer Island with parents and 
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Also in May, biotechnology and 
AP biology students visited 
CityLab at Boston University 
under the guidance of their 
teachers, Mrs. Dawn Martell and 
Mr. Richard Fardy respectively. 
The purpose of CityLab is to 
provide students with hands-on 
experience in cutting edge 
biotechnology and forensic science 
procedures. The same teachers 
were awarded an Innovative 
Teacher Mini-Grant through the 
Wilmington School/Business 
Partnership to support having the 
CityLab bus visit the high school 
in October which allowed another 
263 biology students access to the 
facility. 

In June the Science Department 
was awarded a $1,500 grant by 
the Corning Foundation in the 
form of a laboratory glassware 
allocation. The grant was written and submitted by Curriculum Team Leader James Megyesy in an 
effort to further the support of the science laboratory program at the high school. 

Top undergraduate awards presented at the end of the year honored Thomas Miele and Richard 
Fudge. Tom was awarded the Rensselaer Medal for highest combined science and mathematics 
achievement for three years - a $40,000 scholarship to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rick won 
the Bausch & Lomb Award for highest academic achievement in science - a $24,000 scholarship to 
the University of Rochester. 

At the end of the academic year, several science teachers from both the high school and middle 
school spent three days working in the Science Computer Lab under the direction of CTL Jim 
Megyesy learning the intricacies and advantages of laboratory data collection using probes and 
sensors. 

During the summer, Mr. Chris Lewis was hired to teach a full schedule of chemistry, filling a 
vacancy left by Ms. Theresa Burke while Mrs. Brenda Marcoux was hired as an additional science 
teacher to teach three sections of biology and two sections of chemistry. The addition of the added 
position was proposed jointly by the Principal and Science C.T.L. to help insure that science class 
pupil-teacher ratios were within recommended safe limits for laboratory courses. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

The Special Education Department has been extremely busy during the first several months of 
school. We have initiated several changes in the department since the beginning of the year. These 
changes were implemented to provide Special Education Students with the opportunity to be more 
successful in the classroom and as a result make their high school experience a positive one in which 
they can see results from their efforts. 

The first and most important change is the method in which each liaison works with each individual 
student on their Individual Education Programs (lEP). At the start of the first quarter, each Special 
Education Teacher was asked to sit with each student and discuss the student's disabilities, as well 
as the goals, accommodations and methods that will be incorporated by the team. These meetings 
between the teacher and the student are occurring on a regular basis to help each student be as 
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Bench dedicated to the memory ol Justm Andrew O'Neil 
by the Class of 2005. 



Another change to the department is the new Level System that has recently been incorporated in 
the TAP Program. This Level System has been added to the existing point system, to better enable 
students to progress successfully through the TAP program. The TAP students move up and down 
the level system in accordance with their performance academically and behaviorally in the TAP 
Program. Students who demonstrate success in these areas are eventually placed into additional 
General Education Classes, which is the primary goal of the program. 

One final change is the increase in the amount of time that the Educational Assistants are spending 
in the General Education Classrooms. With the increase in the number of students participating in 
General Education Classes, it is imperative that the Educational Assistants are assigned to these 
classes, working directly with the students and the teachers. After a few scheduling glitches at the 
outset, this approach seems to have had a positive impact on the student's ability to learn, and the 
teacher's ability to make sure that all of the student's needs are being met. 




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SUHDAY SEPT 25 NOON 
CONCERT CAKE COMMON 
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WILMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 

The Wilmington Middle School is a 985 student facility comprised of grades 6,7, and 8. There are 
over 70 faculty members, including two guidance counselors and a school psychologist. The state-of- 
the-art facility includes 45 regular education laboratories, nine science classrooms, two technology 
education classrooms, a 450 seat auditorium, and a large, fully equipped gymnasium. 

A typical student day includes classes in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. 
Seventh and eighth graders take Spanish, French or Reading. All students participate in 7 Unified 
Arts Rotations throughout the school year. These rotations include art, music, health, physical 
education, computer literacy, technology education, study skills and media. Students who 
participate in band, chorus or strings receive instruction during a biweekly activity period. Others 
participate in computer programming, MCAS review, extra help sessions, community service and 
legal review with school resource officer Chip Bruce. After school activities include Drama Club, 
Intramural Sports, Student Council, Math Club, Yearbook, Quilting Club, Video Explorers, Ski Club, 
Tennis Club, School Newspaper, Mentor Adventure, Peer Mediation Program and Destination 
Imagination. Analog Devices sponsors a chapter of Future Scientists and Engineers of America. 
School dances, field trips, and sports outings make up some of the co-curricular offerings. School- 
wide community service projects included donations to Anton's Cleaners Annual Coat Drive and 
Wilmington Food Pantry. Students are recognized for their efforts through our Student of the 
Month, Jr. National Honor Society, Presidential Fitness Awards and academic/Unified Arts Team 
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During the 2005 school year, teachers were involved with MCAS Data Analysis. Curriculum 
Instruction Time was used to review Wilmington Middle School MCAS results. As a result, 
Mathematics Focus groups were formulated to develop curriculum to better prepare all students for 
success on the 2006 Mathematics MCAS Exam. As a result of their efforts, the mathematics 
curriculum was revised and student strengths and weaknesses were targeted. 

The Mentor Adventure Program celebrated its fourth year as a school-community partnership. This 
program, which was developed in 2001, enables students at the Middle School to be paired with an 
adult mentor from the Wilmington Business Community. The students and mentors meet weekly 
after school to participate in tutoring, board games, and community service projects. 

The staff at the Wilmington Middle School values the prevention of bullying and violence. Faculty 
members have been actively involved in an Anti-Bullying Committee to develop a whole school effort 
for non-tolerance of bullying and violence. In March 2005, the student body viewed performances 
from Deana's Fund, a non-profit violence prevention organization. Two plays "Doin the Right 
Thing" and "Remote Control" dramatized the reality of bullying and relationship violence. Students 
also participated in breakout sessions led by Wilmington Middle School faculty after the 
performances. 

NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

The North Intermediate School houses 315 children in grades four and five. Our students enjoy the 
challenge of a hands-on developmentally appropriate curriculum, and an exciting learning 
environment that develops self-esteem, personal and social management skills, and critical and 
creative thinking skills. At North Intermediate School, we are fortunate to have a dedicated and 
conscientious teaching staff and very active parent organization who work together to meet students' 
needs and work collaboratively with one another to provide activities and events that appeal to all 
students. A model setting for children to share and learn together. North Intermediate School is 
committed to the district's philosophy of inclusion, where special education staff, regular education 
teachers, and subject area specialists work together to provide a framework of success for all our 
students. 

The North Intermediate School is fortunate to have an army of parent volunteers who participate in 
the classrooms, with extracurricular activities, and with clerical duties. This was another successful 
year for the PAC under the able direction of co-chairs Janet Engrem and Sue Connors. The 
enrichment committee, led by Kathleen McFadden and Patty Kasparian, arranged for three PAC- 
sponsored assemblies featuring programs on Greek mythology, bullying, and jazz. Our Dads' Group, 
under the leadership of Chris Coakley, meets monthly and is now in the process of planning several 
activities including a sledding party, Boys' Night Out, Friday Night at the Movies, and a trip to see a 
college hockey game. This year's School Advisory Council (SAC) is once again meeting in conjunction 
with the council from the West Intermediate School. Two teachers, Wendy Benger and Kathy 
Quigley, and one of our parents, Judy Alatalo, have volunteered to work on this committee, which 
advises the Principal on educational goals and needs, the annual school building budget, and 
recommended improvements. As you can see, there are many opportunities for parent involvement 
at the North Intermediate School. 

Our teachers continue to pursue a variety of professional development opportunities. In addition to 
taking graduate level course work and attending conferences that focus on strategies and techniques 
for enhancing our curriculum, improving instruction for all students, and increasing student 
achievement, they have actively participated in workshops sponsored by the district. To prepare 
youngsters for the possibilities and probabilities of a future we cannot even imagine, our teachers 
believe their charge is to trigger critical and creative patterns for thinking. By causing kids to think! 
question! doubt! wonder! explore! analyze! debate! advocate! hypothesize! idealize! and create! they 
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Character education is woven into our monthly school spirit assembhes in which our school motto, 
"Courtesy, Cooperation, and Common Sense" is emphasized. At these assemblies and during 
classroom morning meetings, teachers incorporate activities and discussions around our motto. 
North Intermediate Happy Grams are awarded to our students regularly, with children's names 
being announced over the intercom. These awards are written by the adults in the building and are 

given to individual children, classrooms, or grade 
levels in recognition of something positive. 
We take pride in the accomplishments of our 
students and staff and convey this message by the 
ways in which we develop school atmosphere, 
maintain our school facility, establish high 
expectations for student achievement, and present 
learning experiences. We are pleased to report that 
a mini-grant application was accepted for funding 
through the Wilmington School/Business 
Partnership: an after-school science project written 
by Betsy Boulanger, Kathy Bendel, and Muriel 
Gravallese. We are proud to report that three of our 
staff members were nominated for awards. Fifth 
grade teacher Patrice Lund and nurse Jane Ferrara 
were nominated for Disney Awards and special 
education teacher Jean Burke was nominated for 
the Lowell Sun's Teacher of the Week. Every year 
the Reading Municipal Light Department sponsors 
an art contest based on electrical safety, which is a 
component of our fourth grade science program. 
Amanda Richards received a U.S. Savings Bond for 
her efforts. Students and staff are also to be 
commended for their active interest in the 
community at large, as evidenced by their 
participation in Wilmington Food Pantry drives. Coats for Kids, New England Pediatric Care Center 
drive. Used Book drive, Valentines for Veterans' program, and Local Heroes program. 

WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

The West Intermediate has undergone a major change this year. Mr. Richard Gorham, Principal, 
retired after 35 years of service to the town, and was replaced by Mr. Dennis Shaw. The transition 
was smooth, and Mr. Shaw shares the same optimism and belief that it is important for children to 
develop a sense of belonging to their school and their community. The West staff prides itself on 
welcoming children into the school, greeting children by name and making each child feel valued as 
members of the school community. 

The West Intermediate School staff is always working together to improve the quality of instruction 
and the service to children. We have a new language arts program in place this year, and much of 
our professional development is geared towards mastering the new curriculum. There is classroom 
space for specialists, instrumental education, conferencing and teacher workrooms and a computer 
room for large group instruction. 

Every classroom in the school is connected directly to the school system's Internet provider. Daily 
communication is carried out via e-mail and personal conversation between the staff and the office. 
An additional computer is being installed in each classroom, and the dedicated computer laboratory 
is used for large group instruction. The school has an active web page that provides daily and 
weekly information to parents and students. Many of the teachers post daily/weekly assignments on 
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The students at the West Intermediate School have PRIDE in their school. The letters in the word 
PRIDE form an acronym, which stands for Pleasant, Respectful, Industrious, Dependable and 
Enthusiastic. Students who exhibit these qualities in school are awarded WEST PRIDE cards by 
members of the teaching, secretarial, administrative, custodial and kitchen staff. AssembUes are 
held to bring students together to review the accompUshments of students. 

During the December holiday season, children from the West Intermediate School contributed to 
Wilmington Fire Department's Toys for Children In Need . A goal of the school is to encourage 
community service on the part of the children. We are encouraging our children to take an active 
interest in their community and to become involved. 

The ShawsheenAVest PAC continues to support grades one to five at both the Shawsheen and the 
West Schools. Enrichment programs this year included the Tanglewood Marionettes and Doin' the 
Right Thing. Fundraisers and school support will continue to be a main function of the PAC. 

The West Intermediate School offers an extended day program for students both before school opens 
in the morning and again in the afternoon after school closes. 




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SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 



Serving grades one through three, the Shawsheen Elementary School continues to provide an 
exciting and active learning environment for students. This environment is a direct result of the 
collaboration and contributions made by all of the members that form our school community, 
including students, staff, parents, and community members. Each member plays a key role that has 
created the sense of community, partnership and spirit that exists at our school. 

This year we have eight first-grade classrooms, seven second-grade classrooms, and seven third- 
grade classrooms. In addition, the school houses two self-contained special education classrooms; 
one for those students with academic challenges and the other for students with a diagnosis that 
falls within the Autism Spectrum. 

After one year of piloting two reading programs, a collaborative decision was made in the spring of 
2005 to recommend the Houghton Mifflin Reading Language Arts Program for adoption. The 
implementation of the new language arts series began in August 2005. The staff members welcomed 
the opportunity to teach this program and have participated in ongoing training since early summer. 
They all deserve recognition for their assistance in getting this program off to such a great start. 
They have commented how exciting and challenging this all-inclusive language arts program is. 
Instruction in reading, writing, and spelling is all connected and better meets the diverse and 
comprehensive needs of all of our students. The reading staff has been working closely with 
classroom teachers as a result of a revision of their roles. In the short time that the Houghton 
Mifflin Program has been implemented, we are beginning to see a nice progression in the 
development of student skills in reading and language arts. The adoption of this program, once 
again, supports our commitment to literacy. 

This year our staff dedicated meeting time to conduct an analysis of the results of the MCAS 2005. 
Teachers worked in small groups following a designed format that helped them to examine test 
items, review student responses, determine areas of strength and need, respond to curriculum 
questions, and summarize their findings. All of this work assisted in examining the data to help 
review our curriculum and augment instructional practices where needed in order to best meet the 
needs of the students so that they can further reahze progress and success. 

Our unified arts personnel continue to provide a well-rounded curriculum to enrich the students' 
learning experiences. A highlight of the year continues to be the interdisciplinary concert performed 
by our third grade students under the skillful direction of the unified arts personnel. In 2005, the 
grade three students entertained us with a performance of "A Day in the Life of a Third Grader." By 
working as a team, the unified arts teachers wrote lyrics to familiar tunes, created dialogues to 
introduce acts, designed costumes and scenery, and choreographed movements to create an 
innovative program that depicted what our third grade students experience during a typical school 
day/year. It was a concert to be truly cherished. The unified arts teachers edited and produced a 
DVD of the concert and sold copies. The proceeds were donated to the Kay Barry Scholarship Fund; 
a fund established to honor and memorialize the passing of Kay Barry, a dedicated educator, an 
esteemed colleague, and a valued friend who served 37 years teaching in Wilmington. Our unified 
arts staff deserves recognition and congratulations for this thoughtful gesture. 

Parent volunteers continue to play a vital role in our school. There seems to be a growing interest in 
parents willing to visit our school and share their careers with the students or to take the time to go 
to a classroom to read to the students. We are pleased to announce that parents still volunteer their 
time to assist our librarian, assist in the main office, help with lunch supervision, and provide 
guidance in the computer lab. It has become evident to us the important function that parents play 
in the day-to-day operation of our school. In addition, we have also had the good fortune to have 
Senior Citizens volunteer in our school, especially in the library. The contributions our volunteers 
make play a key role in the success of our school programs. 



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The WCTV Crew, consisting of five staff members who volunteer their own time, successfully taped, 
edited, and broadcasted several concerts on WCTV. In addition, they have videotaped instruction in 
a couple of the content areas, special parent presentations in the classroom, certain school events, 
and community service programs. All of these videotapes have been archived in a special library. 
The WCTV Crew meets monthly. One new idea that will be happening in 2006 is the taping and 
airing of the Shawsheen News on WCTV. Several third grade students have been chosen to anchor 
the news desk. Keep an eye out for this exciting program to be aired on WCTV. 

Parents have expressed their interest in learning more about the changes in the curriculum. To this 
end, the Shawsheen School has worked with the Assistant Superintendent, the Literacy Coordinator, 
and the Math Coordinator in an effort to provide more information evenings for parents. In the faD 
of 2005, parents were invited to an informational meeting on our new reading program as well as to 
a special parent presentation about math. Two consultants from the Houghton Mifflin PubUshers 
demonstrated the high points of the new reading series through a Power Point presentation. 
Parents had a firsthand opportunity to hear about the language arts program and to see some of the 
resources that teachers use. Last November, Greg Tang, a children's author of books dealing with 
math, came to talk to parents. He provided them with a new twist on learning basic math facts. 
These programs are fine examples of the school's and district's commitment to parent involvement. 

Thanks to the reallocation of some computers within the school system, a computer was assigned to 
each of our second and third grade classrooms. Now, in addition to the teacher-dedicated computer 
in these classrooms, this extra computer provides more opportunity for students to perform some 
individual reinforcement or challenging work. We are in the process of preparing the computer lab 
for the use of the CCC Successmaker Math software program. This will entail our students visiting 
the lab weekly to work on an individually paced math program, similar to the reading portion that 
students have been doing for the past several years. Through the printing of a Gains Report on each 
student, classroom teachers are able to monitor student growth and development. 

Once again, our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) remains to be a vital part of our school community. 
As a result of the profits that the PAC realized from the auction, our computer lab will be furnished 
with new computer tables and chairs. The PAC Activity Committee sparks much spirit in our school 
with their creative and fun activities. The PAC Enrichment Committee continues to wow us with 
their selection of programs that enhance our curriculum. This year, we were awed with the musical 
talent of Johnny the K, who, through the use of song and hats, taught our students about respect. 
Both students and staff were entertained by the performance of the Tanglewood Marionettes in their 
rendition of "Cinderella." The hard work and commitment of our PAC members are greatly 
appreciated by the staff and students. 

During 2005 members of our Public Safety Departments have contributed greatly to the education of 
our students. Our Safety Officer, in conjunction with the district's transportation coordinator, 
provided two outstanding bus safety programs. The first involved a skit performed by our Student 
Council and the assistant principal. The second was a Power Point presentation on the "dos and 
don'ts" of bus riding. Annually, Wilmington fire fighters come to our school during Fire Prevention 
Week to talk to our students about fire safety. These are good examples how closely and 
collaboratively the public school and safety departments work to benefit our students. 

Last May 20"» proved to be a memorable day in the history of the Shawsheen School. On this day, 
the school had to be evacuated and a decision to dismiss the students early was made. Thus, the 
Emergency Dismissal Plan had to be activated. We are happy to report that overall, the plan worked 
well and eventually all of the students arrived home safely. This was the result of not only the 
assistance of staff members, including central office and health personnel, but also because of the 
assistance of many representatives from the Public Safety Departments and of course, our lead 
parents. This day was a learning experience as well. It became evident what worked with the plan 
and what work needed to be done to make the plan work even better. To this end, we continue on 
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Lead Parent Orientation Meeting, held in December, is an example of the implementation of one of 
the recommendations. We want to express our sincere appreciation to all of the people who willingly 
came to our aid on this day and to our staff who, once again demonstrated their commitment to 
children. With all of the help a concerning situation went as smoothly as possible under the 
circumstances. 

The Shawsheen Elementary School strives to accomplish its commitment to addressing the diverse 
learning styles and needs of the student population. In this way we are able to help each student 
make progress and maximize their learning potential. By our continuing to work collaboratively 
with all of the members of the school community to benefit student growth and development, we 
remain steadfast with our goal to provide a charged learning environment where students achieve 
academically and develop character, as they build a foundation to be accomplished learners and 
responsible citizens. 

WOBURN STREET SCHOOL 

The Woburn Street School houses students in grades one, two, and three. It is one of two such 
schools in Wilmington designated for these grade levels. There are currently eight first grade 
classrooms, seven second grade classrooms, eight third grade classrooms, and one 502.4 Special 
Education Substantially Separate Classroom at the Woburn Street School. This year we are pleased 
to have two new third grade teachers at the school - Ms. Kate Jablonsky and Mrs. Shannon Martin. 
Changes in staffing also include three long-term substitutes who are with us for the whole year, Mr. 
Gary MacDonald who is teaching for Mrs. Welch, Mrs. Susan Mahoney who is teaching for Mrs. Cote 
while she is on maternity leave, and Mrs. Sheila Burke who is substituting for Mrs. Mahoney as our 
part-time library enrichment teacher. In addition. Miss Sara Sussman has joined us as the new art 
teacher for the building and there is a new staff member in our 502.4 classroom. Mrs. Kim Whooley 
is serving as an educational assistant in that room. 

Our technology program continues to be updated and improved. We have added new headphones for 
all the computers in the computer lab and three computers have been placed in the hbrary. We have 
also added three new laptop computers for use by the staff. In addition, every second and third 
grade classroom has received a second computer for use by the students within the classroom 
setting. Students continue to work in the Success Maker Program in the computer lab, focusing on 
the math component of that program. Children have regular, weekly opportunities to practice their 
math skills using the Success Maker Program. Third grade students are learning keyboarding skills 
and ten new Alpha Smart keyboards have been added to those that were previously available for 
individual student use. Teachers continue to use the Smart Boards that are available at the school 
and we continue to seek additional ways to regularly upgrade our technological services, equipment, 
and programs at the Woburn Street School. 

Our core curriculum, its alignment to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, and the analysis 
of data to identify specific areas in need of improvement is an on-going goal for the district and at the 
Woburn Street School. We are in the fifth year of using the Trail Blazers math program and work 
continues in this area with our Elementary Math Coordinator, Mrs. Betsy Boulanger. She has 
presented several math workshops to teachers this year and she provided a program for students 
and parents in November, bringing children's author and mathematician, Greg Tang, to the school. 
Several of his math books have been added to our school library this year. 

This is an especially busy year for our English Language Arts curriculum with the adoption and 
implementation of the new Houghton Mifflin Reading program. This new core program is a fully 
integrated, research-based readingAanguage arts program and was adopted after careful 
examination and evaluation during a yearlong piloting process conducted last year. It provides 
comprehensive instruction for phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and 
comprehension, as well as for language, spelling, and writing. All children are taught using a 
rigorous grade level curriculum but also are provided with multiple weekly opportunities for 
learning and reading at their own level through the use of leveled readers, other materials, and 
activities for differentiated instruction. The program is aUgned to the Massachusetts English 
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standards. Regular MCAS preparation and practice is included in the program, as well as a 
component for the English Language Learner. Teachers are receiving professional development in 
reading and literacy instruction from the Elementary Literacy Coordinator, Mr. Gerald LaPointe, as 
we work to implement the newly adopted Houghton Mifflin Reading program. In addition, teachers 
are being provided with regular opportunities for professional development with literacy consultants 
from the Houghton Mifflin Company. This is scheduled to continue next year as well. Teachers are 
receiving training in guided reading, differentiated instruction, student assessment, phonics and 
structural analysis, technology, classroom management, writing, spelling, and comprehension. We 
continue to emphasize the importance of writing and the development of an appropriate composition 
at each grade level. Writing prompts are being administered to all students this year during the 
spring in order to collect writing samples, assess skills, monitor progress, and adjust instruction 
practices. 

Our Reading Incentive Program continues again this year with its new theme. Dive Into Reading, 
and the children have been busily reading at home each day to complete the program's requirements. 
In March we will be hosting our annual visiting author as part of this program. This year's author 
and illustrator of biographies for children is Don Brown. He has written many books for children 
and is the recipient of numerous awards. Those children who complete the Reading Incentive 
Program will receive an autographed book by our visiting author. 

Once again in May the Woburn Street School hosted an exciting poetry program, planned and 
directed by Ms. Traci Benvenga and Ms. Maura Bradley, two of our third grade teachers last year. 
Ms. Bradley left us this year to become a principal for the Archdiocese of Boston but Ms. Benvenga, 
who was recently married and is now Mrs. Jansen, will continue our poetry tradition. This project is 
a result of participation in the Summer Poetry Institute at Boston University and is based on the 
Favorite Poem Project of past poet laureate, Robert Pinsky. It has been well received each year by 
staff, students, parents, and members of the community who have participated. We look forward to 
another exciting Poetry Day at the Woburn Street School in the spring. 

We continue to recognize the importance of maintaining safety and security at the Woburn Street 
School. This continues to be one of our highest priorities. In order to ensure the continuous 
improvement of these practices, the safety committee meets regularly to discuss ways to implement 
new procedures to address our changing needs. One addition to our safety program this year was a 
newly designed PowerPoint presentation with Officer Moon on bus safety. This was presented to the 
students in an assembly and highlighted the important elements of safe behavior when riding the 
bus. Also, for the first time in many years, room keys are being provided for each teacher and staff 
member so all rooms can be secured whenever necessary. We continue to require all volunteers at 
the school to complete CORI forms and all staff members wear I.D. badges to identify themselves. 
Visitors and volunteers are also required to wear badges whenever they are in the building for any 
reason. A "grab and go" box containing emergency information for all students and staff members, 
as well as a floor plan for the school and other information considered important, is ready for any 
possible emergency. Various fire and emergency drills have been conducted and staff members 
discuss procedures for possible situations that would require a predetermined plan. It is the goal of 
the Woburn Street School and the Wilmington Public Schools to anticipate any possible emergency 
situation and to develop a plan to ensure the safety of all students and school personnel. This is an 
ongoing goal. 

The Woburn Street School continues to strive to create a positive climate for parents, students, and 
staff members. A website has been developed to disseminate information about the school and its 
programs. The Responsive Classroom Program has been implemented to help estabhsh positive 
student behavior and many staff members have received training for this program. Positive 
playground behavior is also being reinforced and playground bags have been created for each 
classroom to provide students with appropriate equipment to use during recess periods. The Woburn 
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This year the Woburn Street School, along with the entire district, is involved in a periodic 
Massachusetts Department of Education program review. This review is conducted every five years 
and provides a positive opportunity for our school to be examined by the DOE. It helps us to 
carefully evaluate the effectiveness of our compliance to the laws and guidelines of our federal 
programs and our adherence to the requirements of No Child Left Behind legislation. As a Title I 
targeted assistance school, the Title I program at the Woburn Street School is also being examined, 
along with our Special Education Program, our program for English Language Learners, and other 
designated programs for review. We look forward to this opportunity to closely examine these areas 
and to learn how we might improve them. 

Each year the Woburn Street School is grateful to the PAC for its generous support of our school and 
its programs. The PAC's fundraising activities generate a great deal of money for programs and 
materials that benefit our school and enhance our curriculum. Throughout the year they provide 
wonderful enrichment programs for our students and generously purchase a variety of materials for 
the school. The Woburn Street School says "Thank You" to the PAC for its tireless work and 
unending support. It is only through the combined efforts of parents and teachers that we are able 
to create an atmosphere for learning that strives to meet the needs of each child and fosters the weU- 
being and success of all students. 

BOUTWELL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is a student centered early childhood facility that is home to 
an integrated pre-school class, a self-contained special education class, four kindergarten classrooms 
and an extended day kindergarten classroom (C.A.R.E.S.). In addition, the Boutwell provides 
classroom space for two S.E.E.M. Collaborative programs. These programs focus on deaf and hard of 
hearing students at the pre-school and kindergarten levels. 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center provides half day programs for the pre-school and 
kindergarten children. The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is able to offer a comprehensive 
learning environment for its students. The kindergarten students participate in physical education, 
art, music and library classes. Special Education support services are available to those students 
who qualify and need such assistance as. Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, 
Physical Therapy and Resource Learning services. 

The pre-school and kindergarten curriculums are aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum 
Frameworks. Student progress reports are sent home to parents twice each year and reflect the 
standards as well. Literacy has been in the forefront during 2005, with the adoption of the 
Houghton Mifflin Reading Language Arts Program at the kindergarten level. With the adoption of 
this formal Uteracy program, the children are immersed in phonemic awareness, comprehension, 
emergent reading and writing skills. The children are given a strong mathematics base through the 
Trailblazer Math Program. The pre-school Trailblazer's program wiU soon be piloting the Houghton 
Mifflin Program at their level. Literacy Night was presented to our parents and private pre-school/ 
kindergarten staff and parents in February. This two-part series was hosted by the kindergarten 
staff in conjunction with the Speech and Language Pathologists. The audience received an overview 
of the many components of Uteracy as weU as ideas and suggestions that will enrich and strengthen 
the home school connection. 

The Boutwell Parent Advisory Council (PAC) continues to be a strong presence at our school. This 
dedicated group of parents, work tirelessly to provide support and enrichment for the students. This 
is accomplished by working closely with staff and organizing a number of fundraisers. Among the 
enrichment programs presented this year by PAC include Pioneer Living and Sedecki Puppets. PAC 
also seeks to bring families together for social functions. This is accomplished by sponsoring such 
events as, Family Fun Night, Movie Night and the Ice Cream Social. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is the combined effort of the Boutwell and Wildwood Early 
Childhood Centers. It consists of a committee of administrators, teachers and parents, who meet on 
a monthly basis. The goal is to develop a School Improvement Plan that will encompass the school's 
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Performances are held during the school year under the direction of our Music Specialist, Pre-school 
and Kindergarten staff. In December, a holiday concert was presented to parents and families. It is 
a delightful sing-a-long that puts everyone in a festive mood. In June, parents were treated to a 
program which celebrates community. The Boutwell Early Childhood Center participates in a 
number of community outreach programs. These programs include Pennies for Patients, Coats for 
Kids and Recychng. It affords the children a connection with their town and those communities 
closest to them. Our June program also signifies the culmination of the kindergarten children's 
learning experiences at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center strives to create a positive and productive learning 
environment for its students, many of whom are experiencing public school for the first time. Our 
staff works to create a balance between each child's individual social and emotional development 
while at the same time moving through curriculum and instruction. With the support and 
involvement of our parents, we endeavor to make each child's school experience an enriching one 
that will lay the foundation for the years to come. 

WILDWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center, located at 182 Wildwood Street, is comprised of four 
kindergarten classrooms, a kindergarten Special Education Bridge Program, an Extended Day 
Kindergarten Program (C.A.R.E.S.), an integrated pre-school program and a pre-school special 
education classroom. Additionally, C.A.R.E.S. also provides a before and after school care program 
for our families of kindergarten-aged students. The Global Child Program, a supplementary fee- 
based foreign language program, is also offered to kindergarten children during the school day, 
throughout the year. 

The kindergarten and integrated pre-school programs are presently half-day programs. The Bridge 
Program and the Special Needs Pre-school Program operate pre-school on full-day schedules. The 
kindergarten children also enjoy weekly art, music and hbrary classes. Physical Education classes 
are offered twice weekly. Lunches are served to our full day children on a daily basis. Special 
education support services, such as Speech/Language Therapy, Resource/Learning Support, 
Occupational and Physical Therapy are available for students needing such assistance. 

Literacy is one of the most important facets of our curriculum at the Wildwood Early Childhood 
Center. The newly adopted Houghton Mifflin English Language Arts Program, at the kindergarten 
level, will add program consistency and offer students and families a multi-faceted program that 
addresses hteracy and reading skills. The Wildwood School prides itself on being a student-centered 
educational facility, emphasizing individual student achievement, strong student-centered 
curriculum, family involvement and positive school climate. Staff continues to work tirelessly 
keeping our curriculum current and in accordance with the state Frameworks, in an effort to provide 
our students with literacy and social skills that will last them a lifetime. Classroom and center 
activities focus on age-appropriate literacy skills, phonemic awareness, math, written language, 
science, social studies and social skills development. Social and emotional development is an equally 
important facet of our curriculum in the pre-school and kindergarten programs. Play and positive 
peer interactions are woven into every child's day. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is a combined committee of administrators, teachers and parents 
from the Boutwell and Wildwood Schools, who meet on a monthly basis, to develop a School 
Improvement Plan for the early childhood centers. The School Improvement Plan is a compilation of 
goals addressing school environment, learning, school safety, communication, transition issues, 
technology, core values and parent/community involvement. 

Additionally, our parents put forth great interest and enthusiasm in all of their efforts to support our 
school through the Parent Advisory Council (PAC). PAC sponsored Scholastic Book Fairs, Movie 
Nights, and a Family Fun Night are but a few of the events offered by our PAC. The PAC also 
sponsors our annual coat and food drives that support Wilmington community programs. 



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Other special programs take place throughout the year involving town officials that come to our 
school and establish important relationships with our young students. Officer Moon, our Safety 
Officer, is a friendly face to all the children as he presents bus and community safety programs in 
the fall. Lieutenant Hurley and other fire fighters bring important fire safety messages and 
programs. We are thankful to have such community involvement and support for the children at the 
Wildwood Early Childhood Center. 

FINE ARTS 

This year the NAEA national conference was held in Boston. All the members of the Art Staff had 
the opportunity to attend lectures, workshops, author signings and resource and materials 
demonstrations. It was a wonderful professional and personal opportunity to grow in knowledge and 
skills to bring back the information to our students. 

High School students traveled to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in Western 
Massachusetts to view the Mathew Ritchie Exhibit, one that covered the floors, the walls and 
provided interactive participation. Students also traveled to New York City to be given a guided tour 
of the Museum of Modern Art, visit the Central Park Zoo, and then have self-guided tours of the 
Metropolitan Museum. The Foreign Language Department and the Art Department have planned 
an Interdisciplinary tour of Madrid and Paris coming in February of 2006. 

Mallory Biggins' portfolio was selected for national review. David Blanco was awarded a Silver Key 
for his three dimension cubistic guitar in this year's Scholastic Art Awards. Both Katelyn Lynch and 
Nathan Clapp were selected for Art All State. This is an opportunity for high school juniors to work 
in groups with artists at the Worcester Museum of Art. This is an energetic experience and an 
opportunity to be with other focused artists. 

Marie Shack was awarded a School/Business Partnership Mini-Grant for purchasing videos and 
accompanying books of the award winning PBS Art 21 Series. Neal Roberts and Karen Larrabee 
were also awarded a grant for their Pinwheels for Peace proposal. 

The Art Club at the Middle School continues to thrive. Students meet once a week during the year 
to give them more opportunities to develop their creative talents. Some of the recent projects were 
Animal Sculptures inspired by the Oaxacan region of Mexico, faux stained glass window designs and 
weaving on looms with yarn and other fibers to create wall hangings and mats. 

Third grade students at the Shawsheen Elementary School created Fall Landscapes. Using the 
elements of color, shape, space, line and texture, they learned about how artists use these elements 
in their work. Third grade students also learned the difference between two and three dimensional 
art work. One way that they did this is by combining four triangles to make a tetrahedron, thus 
combining art and math. Second grade students picked an animal from their reading books and 
created it from clay, thus combining their reading with their art. 

Two students from the West Intermediate School were winners in the Reading Municipal Light 
Department Electrical Safety t-shirt contest. Sarah Rakers won first place for a $100 savings bond 
and Steven Parrott won third place for a $75 savings bond. The West Intermediate School received a 
$200 gift certificate for art supplies for having a first place winner. Amanda Richards in the fourth 
grade at the North Intermediate School won second place in the Reading Light t-shirt contest. 

Students continue to follow a sequential program guided by the National Standards and 
Massachusetts Frameworks. We teachers strive to introduce different materials and methods and 
guide each student to creating meaningful work. Our goal is not to only help talented and interested 
students pursue art as a career but to also give all our students a love and knowledge of art as they 
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PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT 



This year has proven already to be an exciting and productive one for the Performing Arts 
Department. To begin with, the Wildcat Band has another year off on the right foot, completing a 
highly successful and fun band camp in August of 2005. The band also continued its proud tradition 
of supporting the Wilmington Wildcats football program performing at all of the high school's home 
football games. The band has also represented Wilmington by performing at various parades, both 
in town and outside of Wilmington. The band has also continued its philanthropic efforts donating 
282 bags of canned goods to the Wilmington Food Pantry this past fall. Currently, the band has just 
completed its Winter Concert season and is preparing to journey to Florida to represent Wilmington 
at a Disney World parade in February. 

The choral program in 
Wilmington has been 
gaining strength as this 
year promises to be one of 
the best we have seen in 
recent years as the 
students have just 
completed a highly 
successful Winter Concert 
season and prepares to 
commence rehearsals for 
our Spring Concert 
season. At the high 
school, the choir is 
preparing to audition for 
a select Madrigal Choir to 
rehearse and fundraise 
for the next year in 

anticipation of accompanying the Strings Attached program on its trip to Italy in the Spring of 2007. 
"SoundScape," Wilmington High School's a cappella group, has been busy with gigs this year, 
performing in and around the Wilmington area with such prestigious groups as the Sweet Adehnes 
International and the professional a cappeUa group, "Vote for Pedro." SoundScape continues to 
experience more and more of the professional performance community and looks forward to singing 
even more. 

The Strings Attached program has never worked harder, preparing almost around the clock for its 
2007 trip to Italy. This preparation is coming off of the fabulous trip to Ireland that the group 
embarked on in April of 2005! The group traveling to Italy has been selected using an audition 
process and the students have already begun fundraising for their trip. This is all while performing 
in their Winter Concert season as well as attending daily Strings class at the high school. The 
younger Strings students have had a reason to be proud as well, completing their Winter Concert to 
high acclaim. 

Last but not least, Wilmington's theatre program is continuing to thrive and has actually 
experienced much improvement this year. Thespians from Wilmington will be returning to the 
Massachusetts High School Drama Guild festival competition, performing a piece called, "Beyond 
Tolerance." 

The Wilmington High School Drama Club will compete against other regional schools to be one of 
three selected to represent the region in March. At the same time, the high school Drama Club has 
also just commenced rehearsals for "The Wiz," a contemporary telling of the classic, "The Wizard of 
Oz," to be presented in late-March, early-April. Some more good news from the stage is that the 
theatre program at the Middle School is in the process of being revived, with Mr. Blake Siskavitch 
taking over duties as the Middle School Drama Club Advisor. We wish him and his students the 
best of luck and "break a leg!" 

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Wilmington High School's acappella group "SoundScape" performs at 
dedication of the Justin Andrew O'Neil Memorial Skate Park. 



Throughout the performances and rehearsals, the Performing Arts Department has also spent its 
time during important CIT days re\-ie\ving the current curriculum and evaluating its effectiveness 
and our initiative to see it through. We are dedicated to providing the best arts education for the 
students of Wilmington that we can and strive to make improvements in our already successful 
system. 

SPECIAL EDUCATIOX DEP.\RTME.\T 

During the last calendar year the Special Education Department received 224 referrals for initial 
Team evaluations and proWded special education and related treatment ser^^ces to 637 special 
needs' students ages 3 - 22. 

During the last calendar year the Special Education Department added a District Team Chairperson 
to its staff. This additional staff member increased the department's abihty to comply with federal 
and state regulations and to communicate with famihes, staff and outside agencies in a timely 
fashion. 

In a continuing effort to proN-ide staff development and training for school building staff, the Special 
Education Department has participated in numerous workshops and conferences. Furthermore, the 
Special Education Department has increased training opportunities for the educational assistants. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATIOX .-LVD ATHLETICS 

The Physical Education and Health Department continued to serve all students (K-12). 

The Elementary Physical Education and Health Education Program is a comprehensive curriculum 
which incorporates physical fitness and skill development components as weU as specific health 
related topics. The Health Education program emphasizes the importance of exercise, body systems, 
hygiene, proper nutrition, personal health care, sun protection, rest^sleep to feel well. The students 
learn to identify major beha%nors that contribute to wellness through self-esteem, relationships, 
responsibility, communication and decision making skills. Through the Art. Library, Music and 
Physical Education programs, teachers at the Shawsheen School and Woburn Street each presented 
theu" interdisciplinarj' program with their students. At the Shawsheen Elementarj' School, the third 
grade students presented their program called "A Day in the Life of a Third Grader. " In preparing 
for the program, the students did research in Library, made costumes and props in Art, learned song 
lyrics in Music and created dance movement in Physical Education. At the Woburn Street School, 
the second grade students presented "Continents." Each of the second grade classes learned about 
the seven continents in Libran.-. created and learned dances in Physical Education, and memorized 
song lyrics in Music and designed scenery and props in Art for the program. These interdisciphnary 
progi-ams have proWded the students with an opportunity to learn about future MCAS topics in a 
fun. creative and unique way. At the West and North Intermediate, the fourth grade students 
participate in the American Red Cross Choking Charhe training during their health education class. 
The fourth grade students were trained in conscious choke saving maneuvers. In fifth gi-ade. we 
continue to offer the DARE Program in cooperation with the Wilmington Pohce Department and 
Officer Juhe Brisbois. 

The Middle School Physical Education and Health Education program is a comprehensive 
cuiTiculum which incorporates physical fitness and sport skill development for all students. The 
Physical Education Department is extremely excited about the snow shoeing unit available to 
students during the winter. In addition to the snow shoeing unit, the Middle School has a traverse 
climbing wall that was installed in Januaiy 2005. The chmbing waU will enhance skills that build 
strength, endui-ance and coordination. Dui-ing the fall, the students have partiapated in some new 
Project Adventure curriculum along with the climbing wall activities. 

The Physical Education Curriculum at the high school, Health Dynamics, is a comprehensive 
program deaUng with health, fitness and life skills. Students will examine appropriate health topics 
including substance abuse, nutrition, physical fitness, human sexuality, mental health, and stress 
management. The curriculum also incorporates effects of the environment, consumer issues, ecolog>', 
and social issues in the program. Related physical actiWties designed to reinforce health issues wiU 
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The Health Dynamics Department cited several students for Outstanding Achievement in 2005. 
Academic Excellence Awards were presented to the following students: 

• Class of 2008: Matthew Brooks 

Sacha Reilly 

• Class of 2007: Michael Thomas 

Brianne Bozella 

• Class of 2006: Jonathan Kelly 

Alyssa Bibeau 

• Class of 2005: Cehne DeMaggio 

Victor Delllsola 

Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following students: 

Anthony Karalekas Jennifer Comer 

Brian Caira Courtney Brown 

Matthew Figueiredo Carleen Ellis 

Ernest Mello Alana Lacey 

Matthew Bibeau Danielle Bamberg 

Outstanding Effort Awards were presented to the following students: 

James Mvirray Jessica Ham 

Michael Sorrentino Ahcia Murray 

Pradheep Vemula Amanda Stone 

Kenneth Adams Leah Potcner 

Kevin Cavanagh Brittany Winn 

Athletic Award Recipients 

• Dr. Gerald Pagan Award: "To the most outstanding Wilmington High School Senior 
Athlete:" Joseph Herra and Debbie Lyons 

• Lawrence H. Cushing, Sr. Award: "To the senior demonstrating dedication to Athletics at 
Wilmington High School:" Christopher Murray and Lani Cabral-Pini 

• Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, disciphne and 
tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Brian Giamberadino and Alicia Braid 

• Joseph H. Woods, Jr. Memorial: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, disciphne 
and tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Brian Giamberadino and Lani 
Cabral-Pini 

• Jack Wolfe Memorial Scholarship: "To the male and female athlete who exhibit team spirit, 
leadership and equal dedication to academics as well as athletics": Eric OUila, Lani Cabral- 
Pini. 

Highhghts of 2005 

The Boys Basketball Team coached by Jim McCune won the C.A.L. Large School Division for the 
Fourth Consecutive year. They were led by Lowell Sun All Star and C.A.L. All League Joseph Herra 
and All League Eric Olhla. 



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The Girls' Ice Hockey Team finished in the North Cape Ann League for the second consecutive 
year. They finished 18-2 and were coached by Joe McMahon. Jenn Corcoran was named to the 
Globe All Scholastic, Lowell Sun and All League teams. 

The Basketball Cheerleading Team were Cape Ann League and Regional Champions. 

They were led by Coaches of the Year Nancy Sullivan and Kathy Ruggiero along with All League 

Kathryn Fraser. 

Our Wrestling Program coached by Michael Pimental were Division III North Sectional Champions 
for the first time in the program's history. They were led by C.A.L. Champions Michael St. Aubin @ 
135 lbs. and John Kelly @ 119 lbs. 

Christopher Murray was the Division III State Indoor Track Champion in the Mile Run. 

Our new track was open for the spring season so we were able to host our first track meet in three 
years. The track is simply amazing. On behalf of our student athletes, I would like to thank the 
Town of Wilmington, Town Manager Michael Caira, the Selectmen, School Superintendent William 
McAlduff, the School Committee, Department of Public Works Superintendent Donald Onusseit and 
his staff for supporting and funding our new track at Wilmington High School. The track truly 
enhances our athletic complex here at Wilmington High School. 

The Fall 2005 Football Team finished 9-2 and were led by Globe and Herald All Scholastic Joe 
Herra. One of the many highhghts of the year was a Thanksgiving victory over Tewksbury 28-13. 
This is the first time since 1968 that Wilmington has defeated Tewskbury three years in succession. 

Stephen Potcner of the Boys Soccer Team was the Lowell Sun Player of the Year. Steve broke the 
Wilmington High School record for goals in one season of twenty-two held by John Lynch. Steve had 
twenty-seven goals. 

Zack Ungvarsky was voted Player of the League for Golf by the C.A.L. Coaches. 

Our Football Cheerleaders were again C.A.L. Champions, 2"<* place in Regionals and 2"'^ in the 
States. 

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

Wilmington School Food Service employs sixteen full-time and twenty-one part-time staff, in 
addition to the Food Service Secretary and the Administrator of Food Services. All salaries, food, 
supply and equipment purchases, as well as most maintenance costs and office supplies are paid 
from the Food Service revolving account. Revenues obtained from student lunch participation, 
reimbursement from the Department of Education, Catering, Senior Citizen Lunch, Extended Day 
Care and other programs are used solely for the support and improvement of the School Food Service 
Program. 

We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture's food based menu-planning system 
and nutrient standards, providing meals that meet one third of the RDA for calories, as well as 
required levels of other key nutrients, including fat, saturated fat, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, 
and calcium. Lunch prices for the 2005/2006 school year are as follows: $1.50 at the Elementary 
and Middle Schools and $1.75 at the High School. A total of 375,469 student meals were served last 
school year (2004-2005). Students may choose from a variety of lunch options at all grade levels to 
encourage participation. Average monthly participation was approximately 62% district- wide. In 
addition to full meals, a la carte items are available to students to supplement school lunches and 
those brought from home. In a continuing effort to improve the nutritional quality of school meals, 
Wilmington High and Middle schools participated in the New Look of School Milk Grant Program 
funded by the New England Dairy and Food Council, increasing low fat milk consumption by forty- 
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Allergy and other health concerns continue to be addressed. Full-time food service staff is trained 
annually in EPl-PEN administration. Cafeteria Managers at each school work closely with school 
nurses and parents, providing ingredient and nutrient information as necessary. At present there 
are thirty-eight Servsafe certified sanitarians on staff. Monthly food safety trainings and inspections 
are performed in each school. 

In an ongoing effort to improve meal service, six cafeteria managers attended a three-day 
Management Institute, and all staff participated in a one-day organizational workshop put on by the 
John Stalker Institute at Framingham State College. Upon completion of a national credentialing 
program, the Food Service Administrator received the National School Nutrition Association's School 
Food and Nutrition Specialist recognition. 

Computerized Point-of-Sale systems are in place at six schools to improve the efficiency and accuracy 
of reporting and accounting. Kitchen staff received on-site training prior to implementation. 
Participation, especially of students eligible for free and reduced price meals, has increased 
remarkably since this program was introduced. Other initiatives completed during the school year 
include various equipment and storage facility improvements and the purchase of new cafeteria 
tables for the Woburn Street School. 

From August 2004 through July 2005, the senior citizen home delivered and congregate meals 
program at the West Intermediate School served 16,530 lunches. Nutrition Fact Sheets are included 
on each monthly menu to promote the School Food Service Department as a partner in community 
wellness. 

CONCLUSION 

The following people retired from the Wilmington Public Schools this past year: Jerome Connelly, 
Florence DiSano, Richard Gorham, Judith Kincaid, Carol King, Lorraine Mazzoni, Christine 
O'Donnell, Marlene Ross, Abigail Russell, Annabel Antinarelli, Mary Jane Fernino, Josephine 
Newell and Mary Ann Ablove. The Wilmington school community wishes to thank these people for 
their many years of dedicated service to the children of Wilmington and wishes them many happy 
and healthful retirement years. 

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the administrators, teachers, 
support staff, parents and students who contributed their efforts to the Wilmington Public Schools 
during the past school year. A special note of thanks to the many town departments that cooperated 
with the school system in 2005. 




Wilmington High School Band marches in the 
275th Anniversary Parade. 

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Shawsheeo Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical School District 

The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District is pleased to submit its 2005 
Annual Report to the citizens of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington. 
Located on Cook Street in Billerica bordering the towns of Burlington and Wilmington, the school 
celebrated its 36th anniversary this year, perpetuating the highest quality in vocational technical 
education to area youth and residents. 

The elected representatives of the 10-member Regional School Committee that governs the District 
are: Mark Trifiro and Donald Drouin from Bedford; Kenneth L. Buffum, Chairman, and Bernard F. 
Hoar, Secretary, from Billerica; Paul V. Gedick and John P. Miller from Burlington; J. Peter 
Downing and Patricia W. Meuse, Treasurer, from Tewksbury; and James M. Gillis, Vice Chairman, 
and Robert G. Peterson, from Wilmington. Charles Lyons has been Superintendent/Director of the 
District since 1987. 

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) is one of 26 regional vocational technical school 
districts in Massachusetts. One thousand two hundred and twenty-eight (1,228) high-school 
students were enrolled in Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School's day school 
programs in October of 2005 and the Adult Evening School program's enrollment exceeded 600. 

In June 2005, Shawsheen Tech graduated 273 seniors. By September of 2005, 94 percent of 
Shawsheen Tech graduates were either employed in their area of expertise or pursuing higher 
education. In addition, three percent entered the military forces, and three percent were employed 
in other trade areas. 

The Shawsheen Tech faculty is an exceptional group of talented academic and vocational-technical 
educators who are all highly quaUfied to teach in their respective disciplines and occupational areas. 
Shawsheen employs 131 full-time teachers as well as 15 paraprofessionals (teacher aides). Of those, 
there are nine department heads and 18 lead teachers. All SVTHS teachers hold state certification 
credentials and exhibit the character, health, personahty and professional competency worthy of 
serving the needs of District students. 

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges documented the following during a recent 
evaluation of Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School: 

• "The Focused Visiting Committee found the school staff at Shawsheen to be very competent, 
professional and dedicated." 

• "There is ample evidence of staff collaboration on school improvement projects ranging from 
athletics and student activities to curriculum revision and assessment." 

• "The school atmosphere is pleasant and cordial. The staff appears happy in their work." 

• "The Focused Visit Committee recognizes the genuine enthusiasm of the staff, their 
commitment to the school improvement process, and their fondness for their school and 
students." 

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges went on to commend Shawsheen Tech 
teachers for "creating an environment that serves the individual needs of the entire student 
population," and added: 

• "The rapport between the staff and the students is exemplary." 

• "There exists a high degree of professionalism at the school in all areas." 

• "Anyone from the Shawsheen Tech sending districts would be proud to know such a facihty 
exists in their community." 



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Academic Programs 



MCAS Performance: Shawsheen Valley Technical High School students continue to demonstrate 
strong academic proficiency as is evidenced by their performance on the state MCAS tests. All 275 
students in the Class of 2005 attained State Competency Determination by passing the MCAS 
English Language Arts and Mathematics portions of the test. 

Once again, Shawsheen Tech sophomores who fielded the high stakes exam for the first time 
performed exceptionally well. Ninety-three percent passed in the area of English Language Arts and 
eighty-nine percent passed in the area of mathematics. 

In the Spring of 2005, the collective performance of Shawsheen sophomores on the English Language 
Arts (ELA) MCAS test once again attracted academic attention and praise. Measured by the 
Advanced-Proficient index, which represents the number of students who score at or above MCAS' 
proficient level, this school's tenth graders outperformed their peers from all other Massachusetts 
vocational-technical high schools on the ELA test. Sixty-four percent of Shawsheen's sophomores 
scored within the index range, equaling the state average. Ninety-nine percent of Shawsheen's 
mainstream population passed the test on their initial attempt. 

For the third consecutive year, the Mathematics MCAS passing rate for Shawsheen VaUey Technical 
High School's sophomores exceeded the statewide average, again demonstrating significant and 
progressive improvement. In the spring of 2005, an impressive fifty-seven percent of Shawsheen 
VaUey Technical High School's sophomores scored within the Advanced-Proficient range in 
Mathematics, compared to forty-three percent during the preceding year. Measured by the 
Advanced-Proficient index, the outstanding Mathematics performance of Shawsheen's sophomores 
ranked second among all Massachusetts vocational- technical high schools in the Spring of 2005. 

This spring, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School will field an MCAS test in 
Introductory Physics and will continue to prepare students for a test in US History that is expected 
in 2006. 

Support Services: During the 2005 school year, Shawsheen Tech made a significant advancement in 
the process of preparing Individual Educational Plans (lEPs) and communicating individual 
student's needs to teachers. A web-based software program (Excent) now allows every teacher 24/7 
access to student lEPs. Special Education teachers received Excent training in the spring and have 
since produced 400 lEPs on the new system. Teachers throughout the school now regularly use the 
new program to review lEPs and become informed about specific learning needs and necessary 
learning accommodations for students. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School educators believe that one factor that has 
contributed to the MCAS success of Special Education students is the extra effort taken to identify 
and implement appropriate accommodations for students with diagnosed learning disabilities. 
Another example of Shawsheen Tech's attention to addressing specific student learning issues is the 
utilization of Kurzweil software. Kurzweil is a voice-activated program that provides special support 
for students with serious reading and writing needs. Ms. Sheila Fitzpatrick, a teacher in the 
Support Services Department, has become an expert in the use of Kurzweil. She is currently 
training other teachers in the use of this learning tool school- wide. Ms. Fitzpatrick also serves as a 
trainer for the Department of Education for the Alternate Assessment Portfolio. Mrs. Marie Smith, 
another member of the Support Services Department, serves Shawsheen Tech as an assessment 
specialist and oversees the preparation of all MCAS performance appeals and alternate assessment 
portfolios. To date, every MCAS performance appeals submitted on behalf of a Shawsheen Tech 
student has resulted in the granting of State Competency Determination. 

New Staff: As Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School continues to be impacted by 
the retirement of veteran staff, the school has had the opportunity of adding new talent. Shawsheen 
Tech began early in the school year to plan recruitment activities. An eye-catching brochure 
entitled, Teach at Shawsheen Tech, was designed and printed at the school and distributed to area 
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planning of the first annual Merrimack Valley Recruitment Fair, which was held at the Lowell 
Auditorium on March 3, 2005. Members of the faculty circulated within the large crowd at the event 
distributing the Shawsheen Tech recruitment brochure and speaking personally with potential hires. 
Shawsheen's participation in the Merrimack Valley Recruitment Fair, as well as the posting of 
vacancies on Monster.com, resulted in the hiring of most new teachers well before the end of the 
school year. Shawsheen Tech students are now benefiting from the talents of ten new academic 
teachers. The new teachers are: Angel Hardy and Anda Lucia in Science; Mary Brooks, Robert 
McWilliams, Victoria Richardson and Jenna Volpe in Mathematics; David Marone in Social Studies; 
Frederick Clark and Timothy Woodward in English and Jason Tildsley in Health/Physical 
Education. Beth Evans from Wilmington has also been a wonderful addition to the faculty as an 
Aide in the Support Services Department. Attorney Mary Colburn-O'Neill has been promoted to the 
Department Chair of the Mathematics Department and James DeLuca has assumed responsibilities 
as Department Chair for the Science Department as well as the Physical Education Department. 

Students Clubs and Activities 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School Video: Students and staff collaborated to 
produce a new informational video used during visits to District middle schools. Teams of students 
and staff conduct these "Road Shows" to present information on Shawsheen Tech to students who 
are considering applying to the school. Staff member Joanne Wicks, who also serves on the Board of 
Directors of Billerica Access Television, is working to post the new "Road Show" video on BATV for 
the community viewing. 

Web Club: 2005 saw the creation of a new school website as a result of extensive effort and the 
talents of students from the Computer Science and Internet Technology Shop. In addition to the new 
school website, Web Club members created an extensive new website for the BiUerica Chamber of 
Commerce and began work on a new website for the Town of Billerica. The Web Club also 
participated in the development of the new school "Road Show" video. 

Sargent Camp: In an effort to expand civic engagement and integrate Character Education into the 
educational program, 25 students were selected by the staff to participate in a two-day overnight 
program at the Sargent Camp Leadership facihty in Hancock, New Hampshire, in the fall of 2005. 
Five teachers accompanied the students and participated with them in a series of personally 
challenging activities. Objectives of the experience were to build group cooperation and basic 
leadership skills. All involved returned with expanded personal confidence as well as improved 
interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. 

Gay /Straight Alliance: Shawsheen Tech joined other schools in the Shawsheen Valley School 
District and started its own Gay/Straight Alliance. Although Shawsheen Tech has been spared anti- 
gay incidents, it was the feeling of students that a GSA at the school would help to assure that the 
school environment remains safe for all students. The Gay/Straight Alliance meets regularly at the 
school and provides a forum for students to educate each other and their school community about 
issues relating to sexual orientation. 

Student Council: Directing attention to those less fortunate continues to be the focus of Student 
Council activity. An enthusiastic effort to collect funds and donations for the victims of Hurricane 
Katrina was a school-wide activity. The annual Food Drive and Turkey Bowl generated money for 
the Billerica Food Pantry. The recycUng program is now a school commitment that is well 
established. Collection of recyclable items has expanded considerably and now includes printer 
cartridges and cell phones as well as paper products. A hoHday party for children and parents from 
Lowell Shelters — House of Hope, MiUy's Place and Merrimack House — is an annual highlight of 
the holiday season. Students and staff work together to share with the city children the special 
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Newspaper: From writing to photography and layout, Shawsheen Tech students have demonstrated 
considerable academic and vocational talents in 2005 by producing four editions of the school 
newspaper, TTie Rampage. Articles are generated via English classes while Commercial Art and 
Design Students produce photographs before Graphic Arts students design, layout and print a 
quality product. 

Literary Magazine: The Shawsheen Tech Literary magazine, Ramblings, was published at the end 
of the school year and highhghted the visual art and creative writing talents of Shawsheen Tech 
students as well as staff members. Selections included illustrations, photography, short stories, 
poems and essays. 

All Night Graduation Party: A culminating highlight to the school year is the highly successful All 
Night Graduation Party that is held on the evening of graduation. The Shawsheen Tech Parent 
Activity Council created the event and is instrumental in its planning (along with Class Advisors) 
and funding. This fun and safe activity for the graduating class was truly a memorable concluding 
activity for the Class of 2005. 

Alumni: During 2005, the classes of 1975, 1985 and 1995 held class reunions. The website 
Classmates.com was utilized to locate alumni. Shawsheen Tech's new website also has a link for 
alumni activities. The alumni link will include a bulletin board to reach alumni for available job 
opportunities and a message board to help locate and communicate with former classmates from 
Shawsheen Tech. 

Athletics 

For the fourth consecutive year and fifth time in nine years, the athletic program was honored as the 
recipient of the prestigious Walter Markham Award, presented annually by the Boston Globe in 
recognition of the most successful vocational school athletic program in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

More than 392 students participated in interscholastic athletics, capturing the Commonwealth 
Athletic Conference championships in football cheerleading, girls' soccer, basketball cheerleading, 
spring track and co-championships in football and hockey. Shawsheen Tech's state tournament 
qualifiers included boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' basketball, girls' basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and 
baseball. The football team played in the State Vocational (Large) Championship game while the 
Spring of 2005 included the creation of the Shawsheen Rams girls' lacrosse program. 

In addition, dozens of Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School student athletes 
received league all-star recognition in various sports. 

Building and Grounds 

The Building and Grounds Department completed many projects during 2005. In addition to the 
bakery floor refinished with an epoxy colored quartz-flooring system, a new ceiling was installed in 
the bakery, 500 student lockers were (electrostatic) painted, a new ceiling was installed throughout 
the boys' locker room, nine heating, ventilating, air-conditioning units were installed in 100-area 
classrooms, 1,000 square feet of (Nora) rubber flooring and 4,000 square feet of (vet) vinyl floor tile 
were installed in hallways around the building, 20 Americans with Disability Act (ADA) approved 
lever handle lock sets were installed throughout the building and extensive renovation to the 
Graphic Arts plate room was completed. 

Many repairs and modifications to the building were made during the summer, especially during a 
planned one-week facility closure in August. Work crews, including a group of inmates from the 
Billerica House of Correction who painted the cafeteria and some hallway walls, maintained a 
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Community Services 



Adult Evening School: The Adult Evening School continued to offer a wide variety of opportunities 
to adults interested in expanding their vocational and technical knowledge and skills. More than 
thirty courses were offered during both the fall and spring semesters. The enrollment in these 
courses exceeded 600 adult learners during the past year. Course offerings included a variety of 
traditional vocational programs such as welding, electrical, woodworking and collision repair as well 
as technical programs in Adobe Photoshop, web design, computer repair and computer applications. 
Residents interested in taking these and other types of practical courses are encouraged to contact 
Mr. Raymond Callahan, Adult Education Coordinator, at (978) 671-3679 for information and/or a 
brochure. 

School of Practical Nursing: During June commencement exercises, the School of Practical Nursing 
graduated its eleventh class, comprising 36 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Since its inception in 
September of 1994, a total of 393 students have successfully graduated from this program and have 
gone on to rewarding careers as Licensed Practical Nurses. This intense ten-month program offers 
qualified adults a combination of evening coursework and clinical externship experiences that 
prepare aspiring healthcare professionals for the state LPN exam. The significance and benefit of 
this valuable program to the community is magnified by the extreme shortages of qualified 
healthcare professionals that exist both locaUy and nationally. Residents interested in applying to 
the LPN program are urged to contact the Director of the School of Practical Nursing, Ms. Patricia 
Noonan, at (978) 671-3646. 

Middle School Career Awareness: Over 400 middle school students from the District seventh and 
eighth grades participated in after school, career awareness activities during the winter of 2004-05. 
Students spent five hours exploring six of twelve different career paths - options aligned with the 
manufacturing, transportation, services, information technology and construction industries. Mr. 
Richard Lavoie coordinates this program in conjunction with a guidance counselor from each of the 
middle schools located within the District. He can be reached at (978) 667-2111, extension 594 for 
registration materials or general information. The program is free of charge and is available to 
District middle school students. Busing is provided by Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical School. 

Tech Prep: Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School is very proud of the articulation 
agreements that it has developed with nine local colleges. Through the nationally recognized Tech 
Prep program, these agreements provide qualified Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical 
School students the opportunity to receive college credit for coursework completed prior to high 
school graduation. Students receive post-secondary credit when they matriculate into a degree 
program at one of the nine institutions. These Tech Prep articulation agreements serve to further 
develop career paths for our graduates, maximize their interest in obtaining advanced degrees in 
their vocational-technical areas and assure that students are engaged in a post-secondary 
educational career path that is both relevant and rewarding. Ongoing negotiations with several 
union and open-shop apprenticeship programs focus on articulated advanced placement for qualified 
students who choose to enter apprentice programs upon graduation. 

Summer School: Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School enrolled 136 students 
from 10 surrounding school systems in 26 courses during the summer of 2005. Courses were offered 
in English 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and Remedial Reading; Mathematics 7, 8, 9, and 10; Pre-Algebra; 
Algebra 1; Algebra 2; Geometry; U.S. History; Civics; World HistoryAVorld CivilizationAVorld 
Cultures; Middle School Social Studies; Lab Physical Science; Lab Biology; Earth Science; Health; 
and Physical Education. Many courses were team taught, requiring students to complete integrated 
research tasks in a state-of-the-art PC lab. Remedial Reading instruction was offered by certified 
Consulting Teachers of Reading using traditional and technologically-assisted instruction. 
Individual and small group pull-out tutoring was available for students whose Educational Plans 
stipulated these services. Individuals seeking summer school information should contact Dr. Robert 
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Swim Programs: Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School offered several high- 
quality swim programs on a year-round basis during 2005 in its Olympic-sized swimming pool. 
Youth swim lessons, water aerobics, and family-swim programs were available on a regularly 
scheduled basis during the winter, spring, summer and fall seasons. In addition, the Shawsheen 
pool acts as the home site for interscholastic high-school swim teams from the Billerica, Bedford and 
Burlington public schools. During the summer months, local organizations and Recreation 
Departments from Wilmington, Tewksbury and Burlington schedule pool hours as part of their 
respective summer recreational programs. Individuals seeking swim program information should 
contact Mr. Anthony Fiore, Aquatic Director, at 978-671-3699. 

Computer Services 

Student Information System: The Computer Services staff completed the 2005 Academic School Year 
using the iPASS student information system meeting all Department of Education and District 
reporting requirements. Changes were implemented in iPASS to meet the Department of 
Education's new end of year requirements for reporting on 52 data elements instead of the previous 
35. During the summer, all academic student scheduling as well as ninth grade exploratory 
scheduling was completed. The customized "welcome back to school" letter to parents was also 
generated by the iPASS system. In the fall, progress reports and first quarter report cards were 
produced. For the first time, customized "Failure" letters to parents were also generated by the 
iPASS system. Since this is the first senior class that the iPASS system has tracked for four years, 
college transcripts were produced without any manual changes. Work continues on the Certificate of 
Occupational Proficiency Report that allows vocational teachers to provide each student with a 
detailed account of the student's competencies in their shop area. Use of the iPASS Parent Access 
Manager has increased from 25% to 53% of the parents. The Parent Access Manager allows parents 
to be able to view up to date information on their children in the areas of attendance, grades, 
schedules and disciphne information. Finally, Excent - a new web-based online system that handles 
Individuahzed Education Plans for the Support Services Department - was introduced at the end of 
the 2005 school year. Support Services teachers can access this secure system at school or at home 
in creating their education plans. In addition, all academic and vocational teachers have read-only 
access to the student's education plan. 

Computer Network: In early spring, the Shawsheen network firewall was updated with an Intrusion 
Prevention and Gateway Anti-Virus service, an anti-spyware service and an Instant Messenger and 
Peer-2-Peer Management and Prevention Service. During the summer a new enhanced electronic 
message board was installed in the school cafeteria. This message board connects to the school 
network and communicates daily school activities to the students. Also during the summer, the 
school's network was upgraded. First, the core network switch was replaced with an HP 5308 core 
switch and three new VLAN's were created to improve network traffic. The HP 5308 provides 
greater bandwidth and reliability for the school network. Second, the network staff also installed a 
ProCurve Manager Plus server to provide better network management and monitoring. Finally, the 
remaining perimeter switches throughout the building were replaced with new HP switches. These 
older perimeter switches had been causing network problems over the last two years. The network 
staff also installed a network printer in the Construction Cluster part of the building to provide 
teachers in that area with print capabihty. One of the Business Technology labs was updated with 
new flat panel monitors and Dell GX280 computers from funding received from a Perkins grant. The 
network staff also helped the Graphic Arts and Technical Illustration departments setup Mac OSX 
servers for managing the Mac computers in these departments. The network staff installed a new 
print and file server for the drafting department and provided them with Internet access. A small 
imaging server was also installed in Computer Services to provide the capability to re-image 
computer labs over the network rather than manually. A new computer was also installed in the 
library to act as the server for the Winnebago electronic library circulation system. During the fall, a 
four-year computer technology replacement plan was developed and approved by the school's 
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Computer Application Upgrades: The computer staff upgraded the Kurzweil text-to-speech software 
system to version 9 and added additional Ucenses for student use by the Special Needs Department. 
The computer staff also upgraded the Plato Math and English software to version 4.2 and added 
more Ucenses for student use in the Math and SPED Departments. The Master Cam software 
system was installed for the Machine Technology Department to enhance student training. The 
computer staff installed a site license for the Grade Machine software to allow teachers to track 
quizzes, homework, tests, class grades, etc., and then automatically calculate a student's final grade 
for the marking period. 

Guidance 

Admissions: Applications for the freshman class entering in September 2005 held at the same level 
as the previous two years. The Guidance Department received approximately 600 applications and 
enrolled 325 freshmen for the Class of 2009. 

College and Career Planning Night: This year's College and Career Planning Night attracted a 
record number of junior and senior students and their parents. Well over 500 people attended this 
popular event. The evening also recorded its highest number of colleges participating - forty colleges 
and career schools sent representatives, as did all branches of the armed forces. Representatives 
from the industrial community included a mix of traditional trade areas as well as a significant 
number of technical areas. 

Financial Aid Night: In January, the Guidance Department partnered with the Massachusetts 
Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) in presenting comprehensive workshops to assist students 
and parents in understanding the financial aid process. A representative from MEFA gave an in- 
depth presentation on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. 

Co-Operative Education Program: Forty-one percent of the Class of 2005 participated in the Co- 
operative Education program. With the assistance of local industry, seniors have the opportunity to 
work in their field of study during senior year. Many positions lead to permanent job placement 
upon graduation. Participating employers have been helpful in assisting Shawsheen in the 
implementation of a state initiative to expand the evaluation process of students enrolled in the Co- 
operative Education program. This new evaluation process is designed to address the student's 
academic, technical and employabihty skills. The evolution process enhances the co-operative 
education experience of eligible students by identifying and implementing the skills requisite in 
evolving employment markets. 

Scholarships and Awards: One hundred sixty-two (162) Shawsheen graduates received 
approximately $70,000 in scholarships from local community organizations and Shawsheen 
affihates. In addition, graduates received numerous awards from colleges, career schools, and state- 
sponsored scholarship programs designed to recognize academic excellence. The industrial 
community was once again generous in its support of graduates through the donation of tool and 
equipment awards. 

School Council 

The School Council consists of three parents, two community members, two students (one voting and 
one non-voting), and two Shawsheen teachers. Several individual members of the School Council 
have served in this capacity for a number of years contributing their time and energies to this 
important agency of school governance. Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal Robert E. 
Cunningham, and parent Ms. Nancy Higgins are the co-chairs, and student Kimberly Haley is the 
secretary. Other members are: James Byrnes, academic teacher; Margaret Costello, vocational 
teacher, Krystina O'Brien, community member. Bob Lazott, community member, Susan Peschel, 
parent, Cosmo Ciccariello, parent, and Amanda Barme, student. 

The School Council reviewed the school budget and school improvement plans while approving 
changes to the Student Handbook including modifications to the dress code defining in greater detail 
appropriate and safe attire within the contextual setting of the school community. 



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Technical Programs 



Automotive Technology: The Automotive Technology program continues to meet all National 
Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF) required standards with regard to 
curriculum, equipment, tools and teacher certifications. As a result of meeting these standards, the 
instructors are confident the program will receive its recertification this year. NATEF evaluators 
are scheduled to do a site inspection of the facility in early Spring 2006. All instructors in the 
program are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified expert technicians and are committed to 
keeping their knowledge and skills current. This commitment means that students are being 
prepared to meet the standards of a constantly changing industry. 

With the retirement of Mr. Peter Back in June of 2005, the Automotive Technology program was 
fortunate to obtain the services of Mr. John Paul Borriello, a graduate of the Automotive program at 
Greater Lowell Tech and Massachusetts Bay Community College. He also attended Fitchburg State 
College where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Education. As the program's related teacher, he has 
made adaptations to the curriculum, which reflects his recent experience as a master technician. 
Under Mr. Borriello's direction, the students will continue to utilize the Automotive Information 
System program at their own desk computer. Automotive Information System is an unlimited 
curriculum and resource for safe auto repair instruction, technical information and the latest 
updates on specific jobs. The program also allows teachers to obtain lesson plans for job specific 
repairs and data repair for every car used for demonstration or service. 

In touring the related classroom, one finds many engine mock-ups, parts displays, posters and even a 
full size break away car, all utilized during formal related instruction. The teacher's opportunity to 
make visual connections during instruction has kept students interested and improved their 
understanding of automotive theory. 

The Automotive Technology program continues to respond to vehicle repair requests from District 
towns, including many requests from elderly citizens. The students also maintain all the school- 
owned vehicles, which are used for outside construction programs and nursing externships. These 
experiences provide the student with live work that would not otherwise be available. 

For the second year. Automotive Technology seniors received ten hours of OSHA general-industry 
safety training and received 10-hour cards to document their participation enhancing the seniors' 
employment and earning potential. 

The Automotive Technology program is experiencing a stellar year regarding job opportunities for 
their students with nearly 70% of the students participating in the Co-Operative Education program. 
Much of this success can be attributed to the changes in the curriculum over the last couple of years 
and increased student work ethic. 

Auto Body: The Auto Body program is also in the process of updating curriculum and equipment in 
preparation for its National Automotive Technician Education Foundation's (NATEF) re-certification 
visit this year. In the past, the program has met all the required standards for equipment, 
curriculum and teachers' certifications. Meeting NATEF's strenuous standards is an important goal 
for second year instructor, Mr. Roland Tremblay, and veteran instructor, Mr. Floyd Newbegin. 
Having applied their many years of experience and knowledge in working with NATEF, they are 
certain that the program will receive its re-certification. The National Automotive Technician 
Education Foundation's (NATEF) single mission is to improve the quality of automotive service and 
repair. 

Mr. Tremblay has also been working with the Department of Education to develop and implement a 
new respirator safety program, as required by the Department of Education. The new program will 
include guidelines that ensure students are properly fitted and understand proper use and cleaning 
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The students in Auto Body utilize the transportation computer lab to access the NATEF curriculum 
on the Internet providing for a wide range of curriculum activities. This curriculum keeps them up- 
to-date with the latest automotive technology. In addition, the computer lab allows all students to 
access an on-hne safety program which, when completed, provides them with a safety certificate. 
This safety credential is recognized throughout the industry. 

Along with their Automotive peers, senior Auto Body students received ten hours of OSHA general- 
industry safety training and received 10-hour cards to document their participation. Similar, again, 
to their Automotive peers. Auto Body students continue to respond to vehicle-repair requests from 
District towns, including many requests from elderly citizens, and they maintain school-owned 
vehicles. 

Business Information Services: The Business program started the new school year with Ms. Mary 
Jean Matarazzo taking over the accounting aspect of the curriculum due to the retirement of 30-year 
veteran Mr. Paul Smith. Ms. Matarazzo comes to Shawsheen Tech with previous teaching 
experience from Watertown High School. 

For the second consecutive year, all sophomore students at the completion of the IC3 Basic course 
will receive an Internet and computing core certification, which recognizes their understanding of 
computer functions as well as their abihty to make minor PC repairs. Students are also receiving 
certifications in Microsoft applications, which include Word, Excel, Access and Power Point 
fundamentals and important skills possessed by competent workers in the current business 
environment. 

Last Spring, the Business students competed in their first Business Professionals of America State 
competition held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The students won medals in hands-on contests 
in Management, Marketing, Human Resources, and Financial Services. The Business Professionals 
of America Organization exists to promote business opportunities and competitions for business 
students in high school. 

The students have had the chance to hear and attend seminars from guest speakers, many 
businesses, and colleges. The seminars included a presentation from Amanda LobdeU of Gibbs 
College called "Living on Your Own." 

The marketing curriculum has been expanded again this year to increase students' opportunities 
upon graduation. Competencies are developed through the operation of the school's store and 
handling the compilation, collection and distribution of the morning food break orders for the entire 
school. 

Carpentry: The Carpentry Department, along with all the construction trades, will complete the 
construction of a 3,000 square foot colonial house this December. The house is being built for a 
Wilmington resident who placed her name in the school's house lottery last spring. The house- 
building program provides students the opportunity to develop skills in framing, exterior finish, 
roofing and interior finish. This outside project not only provides students with valuable live work in 
which to develop knowledge and skills but also helps instill strong work ethics and a commitment to 
a customer. With the retirement of Mr. Ted Reddy and the hiring of Mr. Richard Woodlock, this year 
the Carpentry Department continues to support District projects that have included the Tewksbury 
Livingston Field Pavihon, the completion of the Wilmington West Schoolhouse, the construction of a 
pavilion at the Tewksbury Playground, the renovation of the Bedford Bathhouse, the construction of 
the Billerica Police Trophy cabinet, and the construction of the Wilmington Fire Station Weight 
Room. 

The Carpentry students were also responsible for the completion of many projects around the school 
building including the Graphic Arts facihty renovation and the storage garage project. These 
projects provide valuable work experience for the students, and they result in tremendous savings to 
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As has been the case the last five years, all seniors again received a lO-hoxir OSHA card in 
construction safety. 

Through the capital budget process, the program was able to purchase new ladders and staging 
equipment for the shop and outside program. 

Commercial Art and Design: Mrs. Wendy Siegal-Botti was hired to replace Mr. Josh Hull, who 
resigned at the end of the last school year. Mrs. Siegal-Botti graduated from Massachusetts School 
of Art with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Over the last few years she has worked for 
Verizon designing web layouts and completing marketing projects. 

Because there is a need for more space, the Commercial Art and Design program will be taking over 
the Drafting space at the end of the school year. The additional space will allow the instructors to 
expand the curriculum to include more freehand and creative projects. 

The Advisory Committee recommended that two pieces of software, Dreamweaver and Flash, be 
purchased in order to add web design, animation, and game design to the curriculum. 

Meeting the requests and needs of the sending towns and school involves the students in live work 
tasks usually accompanied by demanding timelines and rigorous quality standards. Commercial Art 
and Design students participated in the design and layout of the Shawsheen Valley Regional 
Vocational Technical School View Book, design and layout of the poster for the library, design and 
layout of school and golf tournament signage, and assisted in the Billerica Veterans Organization 
Project. 

Computer Aided Design and Drafting: Computer Aided Design and Drafting instructor, Mr. Andy 
BotticeUi, is working with his students to design a new shop. The program is scheduled to relocate 
in the old Automotive Technology related room next summer. The new space will better 
accommodate the program's need for curriculum changes. The location will also allow for better 
collaboration with programs that utilize Computer Aided Design and Drafting's services and 
equipment. 

The Computer Aided Design and Drafting program is only one of four schools in the Commonwealth 
to have its program re-certified by the American Drafting and Design Association (ADDA). This was 
made possible by the commitment and hard work of the instructors, who maintained up-to-date 
trade standards in a rapidly evolving industry. Computer Aided Design and Drafting instructor, 
Andy Botticelli, chairs the Massachusetts Curriculum Committee for the organization and provides 
support to other vocational schools in the Commonwealth who have applied for certification. Many 
senior students received ADDA certification last year. 

Software programs on which Computer Aided Design and Drafting students are developing skills 
include Auto-CAD, Solid Modeling, Pro-E, and G.I.S Terrain Modeling. A new program introduced 
to the students this year was Chief Architect - a powerful architectural program used by many 
companies in industry. 

Although the students adhere to a strict and vigorous curriculum, they still have the chance to gain 
real project experience by providing renovation designs and construction drawings for the Masonry 
addition, the school store, the nurse's office, and the Billerica PoUce Department. 

The efforts of the Computer Aided Design and Drafting instructors has resulted in the most 
technologically advanced drafting program in the state, but more importantly, in outstanding 
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Computer Science and Internet Technology: The Computer Science and Internet Technology program 
is the other program that received a state grant to pilot the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency 
assessment exam. The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School students took the 
NOCTI pretest in November and will take the post written and performance exam in June. The 
instructors in the program have already developed new curriculum to align with the NOCTI test and 
the Vocational Technical Educational Curriculum Frameworks. 

At the start of the year, the Computer Science and Internet Technology students were busy 
installing the network wiring for the new Graphic Arts prepress lab. Other student projects included 
the development of a new website for the Billerica Chamber of Commerce and the development of a 
13-minute promotional video for Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School. 

The Computer Science and Internet Technology program received another donation of computers 
from industry this year to use in the computer repair component of the program, saving the school a 
substantial amount of capital budget money. These computers provided the students with resources 
for developing the skills and knowledge required of the industry's A+ exam. As a result, many 
Internet students passed the software and hardware portion of the A+ exam in December and 
received their certification. In addition, the entire class of 2007 passed the IC3 exam to earn 
certification. 

In order to strengthen the hands-on work experience for the students, the Internet program has 
initiated a computer repair service for the staff and school programs. 

In the computer programming and web design component of the program, students continue to 
maintain the school's website (http://www.shawsheen.tec.ma.us). Internet students have also been 
working with the Massachusetts National Guard to improve its website. 

Cosmetology: The Cosmetology program continued its community service program in which teachers 
accompany sophomore and senior students to District nursing homes, senior centers and assisted- 
living facilities. Cosmetolo^ students have visited and provided services at senior centers in 
Tewksbury, Bedford, Wilmington, Billerica and Burlington. In addition, students continue to service 
the elderly on Elderly Citizens' Day by providing beauty makeovers and a lunch in the dining room. 
These types of programs provide students with real live work and, at the same time, instill 
compassion for the elderly. Many local citizens also take advantage of cosmetology services at the 
school on a regular basis. 

Instructors Ms. Camille Lloyd and Ms. Theresa Crowley completed and implemented a 
comprehensive safety curriculum this year. The curriculum requires all students to pass a written 
performance exam before using any equipment and before working on any chents. The junior 
students also completed an online ten-hour OSHA safety program and received a ten-hour safety 
credential. 

In order to help students learn more about work opportunities and employer expectations, guest 
speakers were invited to the shop to give presentations. They included Paul Mammola Hair Salon, 
Julianne Nelson of New Image Salon, Debbie's Touch of Elegance, Norman Richard of Anthony's 
Hair Salon, and Tony DeFria of Sukesha Hair Products. 

The instructors proudly announce that, as a result of their on-going commitment to industry-aligned 
curriculum standards, all of last year's graduates received state cosmetology licenses. 

Culinary Arts: The Culinary Arts Department received its accreditation by the American Cuhnary 
Association (ACF) after completing a two-year process of updating curriculum and equipment to 
meet ACF standards. The evaluators of the Federation stated they were impressed with the 
Shawsheen Tech program and its curriculum documentation. Students now have the opportunity to 
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Because of a new safety curriculum implemented this year, many of the Culinary Arts students have 
gained knowledge and skills that prepared them to take the Serve Safe certification exam, which 
many have received. Many food establishments require this credential as a condition of employment 
today. 

The operation of the guest dining room continues to be a valuable component of the Culinary Arts 
program. The dining room allows the public to have an enchanting Culinary experience four days a 
week for a very reasonable cost. The Culinary Department recently planned, prepared and served 
250 meals to advisory committee members during their annual meeting. In addition, Cuhnary Arts 
students prepared meals for four citizenship awards banquets. 

Another key component of the Culinary Arts program is the bakery. In the bakery program, the 
students learn to bake creative breads and pastry, and they operate an on-site retail bakery, which is 
open to the public four days a week. The bakery also suppUes many items to the Cuhnary Arts 
program for the students' break service. 

Diesel Mechanics: The Diesel Mechanics program is certified by the National Automotive Technical 
Education Foundation (NATEF), with the instructors' meeting Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 
certifications in all areas of instruction. John Havens, a Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical School Diesel Mechanics instructor, is also an evaluation team leader for the organization, 
which allows him to stay current with all regulation changes each year. In addition to NATEF, the 
program maintains national certifications in Mechanical Repair Pollution Prevention and an onhne 
safety program called SP2. 

For the second year in a row, the senior Diesel Mechanics students received 10 hours of training in 
OSHA General Industry Safety last September and received a 10-hour card. 

Some of the work projects students have accomphshed this year include a complete overhaul of a 
pick-up donated to Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, design and construction 
of two dump trucks, complete overhaul of a grader and loader, and track repairs of an excavator. 

Electrical: The Electrical program continues to be a high demand shop accepting 25 students out of 
50 that requested the program. 

The students in the Electrical program adhere to a strict sophomore curriculum that prepares them 
for outside projects as upper classmen. Through the outside program, they gain a wide range of 
competencies in residential and industrial wiring as well as developing strong work ethics. They 
obtained skills and knowledge in the industrial aspect of the field this past year by completing the 
wiring for the new heating and air conditioning system installed in many of the classrooms. Other 
school projects included the rewiring of the new Graphic Arts shop, wiring of Automotive's new lifts, 
wiring Machine Technology's new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, and the wiring of a 
new welder in Metal Fabrication. The students develop maintenance and trouble-shooting skills by 
providing ongoing support for the school's maintenance staff. The outside community projects in 
which the Electrical students have been involved include Bedford bathhouse renovation, the West 
School in Wilmington, the house building project in Wilmington and the Fire Department weight 
room in Wilmington. The experience the students obtain doing the rough and finish wiring at the 
house building project prepares them for residential employment upon graduation. 

As has been the case the last five years, all seniors again received a 10-hour OSHA card in safety. 

Electronics: Due to changes in the freshman curriculum and the commitment of the instructors, 
interest in the program increased with 18 students enrolling in the program at the end of last year. 
Through capital budget funding, the Electronics program was able to complete the final phase of 
their Lab-Volt and NIDA computer-based instructional equipment purchases. To fully exploit the 
instructional technology, the Electronics faculty developed new curriculum, which exposes the 
students to a much broader and more rigorous range of projects. In addition, the curriculum was 
revised to include computer repair at the sophomore level, which resulted in eight students receiving 
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Shawsheen Tech's Electronics students also competed in the Boston University design competition 
for the first time in 2005. 

Graphic Arts: The Graphic Arts program received its national accreditation this year from the 
Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation. The on-site evaluation that took place last spring 
verified that the program was meeting high standards of instruction in all areas of printing and 
prepress. In order to meet these rigorous standards, instructors in the program spent the last two 
years working with their advisory members to update curriculum and evaluate and purchase state- 
of-the-art equipment. 

At the start of this school year, students were welcomed with a new prepress lab. In order to 
implement a rigorous curriculum and technological changes in the Graphic Arts program, new 
equipment was purchased and the old photo lab was converted into a state-of-the-art digital lab. The 
renovation project initially started last May with the students in Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing, 
Carpentry and HVAC doing all the preliminary construction. Staff members in the construction 
shops completed the final phase of the project in the summer. The old film process of making 
printing plates is now being done on a computer and sent directly to a computerized plate maker. 
Many changes in the curriculum were made to adapt to the new technology. These changes will 
better prepare students to obtain high paying jobs in the industry. 

The students in the Graphic Arts program develop valuable competencies by completing various 
printing projects for the school and district towns. The students also oversee the copying center, 
where teachers and administrators request or execute copies of materials Hke informational 
handouts and instructional worksheets. 

Health Services and Technology: With the addition of new instructor Ms. Patricia Micalizzi, the new 
school year promises to be exciting and interesting for the Health Services and Technology students. 
Mrs. Micalizzi has worked as a nurse in the Billerica school system for the last several years. She 
has also worked at Mount Auburn Hospital, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital and Lahey Clinic. Mrs. 
Micalizzi received a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Fitchburg State College and will receive her 
Master of Science degree from Regis College this coming May. 

The Health Services and Technology seniors, all of whom are participating in the externship 
program, secured placement at a medical facility or nursing home during the first week of school. 
The externship program provides work experience under real conditions, training that is not possible 
in a school setting. Many of this year's seniors have been placed in the Co-Operative Education 
program as Certified Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants, and Child Care Aides. The current 
placement rates of seniors in both the externship and Co-Operative Education programs strongly 
suggest that the Health Services and Technology curriculum effectively targets competencies 
required in the current employment market. 

During the past summer, staff members renovated the Health Services and Technology related room 
installing floor tile, painting the walls and replacing cabinet doors. The completion of the related 
room marked the last phase of updating all the program's educational space. As a result of these 
renovations, the purchase of new lab equipment, and specific curriculum revision and updating, the 
program met all standards of, and was therefore endorsed, by the National Health Association 
(NHA). The NHA granted clinical and administration certifications. As a result of targeted 
curricular changes and the increase of professional staff, the American Heart Association currently 
offers students the opportunity to earn a certificate in CPR and First Aid. 

In September, the instructors and students organized and ran a blood drive to benefit Saints 
Memorial Medical Center. The drive was very successful with 75 units of blood collected. 

The Health Services and Technology program also earned a State educational grant making it one of 
two programs at Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School (Computer Science and 
Internet Technology the other) to pilot the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency assessment exam. 
The students have already taken the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) 
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assessment funds, the grant provides funding for curriculum development and performance analysis. 
Because the instructors have made this commitment to this initiative, Shawsheen Valley Regional 
Vocational Technical School students are more likely to succeed when the Certificate of Proficiency 
becomes a reality in 2010. 

The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program currently has 30 full-time evening students working 
at Tewksbury Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and New England Pediatrics. The LPN students 
begin their studies in August each year and graduate the following June. Of the 35 members of last 
year's graduating class, 34 passed their state board examination and received their LPN 
certification. 

Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R): The transition of a new 
instructor, Mr. Adam Nigro, to the HVAC-R program has been a positive experience for the students. 
Mr. Nigro is an experienced instructor with an Associate's degree in heating, ventilation and air 
conditioning technology. He assumed the responsibihties of Mr. David Norkiewicz who assumed the 
position of the Construction Cluster Department Chair. The program is able to keep its facihty 
equipped with the latest equipment through capital budget purchases and donations. Training 
students on the state-of-the-art equipment is critical to prepare students for the expectations of 
prospective employers. Many of these donations were obtained from local businesses and advisory 
members who have supported the program for years. Items donated this year include a high 
efficiency boiler, air conditioning condensing unit, and several roof top units. 

An important training component of the HVAC-R program is the real community work requested by 
District communities. Projects this year included the installation of two central air conditioning 
systems, a central humidification system and a start-up oil fired boiler for the Wilmington house 
project. In addition, students participated in major school projects, providing maintenance and 
troubleshooting services that assist Shawsheen VaUey Regional Vocational Technical School's 
Building and Grounds efforts and provide substantial cost savings to the District. 

The HVAC-R instructors are in the second step of a three-year certification process with Partnership 
for Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). When completed, 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School's HVAC-R program will be the first program 
of its kind in the state to obtain this national and prestigious certification. 

Machine Technology: The Machine Technology program is certified by the National Institute for 
Metalworking Skills (NIMS). The program is in the process of preparing for re-certification to 
continue to meet all NIMS standards for curriculum, equipment, and staff credentialing. 
Maintaining this certification is contingent upon students' earning credentials, which requires a 
minimum of 25% of them to pass the Level I exam, and 50% to pass the Level II exam. Because of 
the quahty of the Machine Technology program and the qualifications of the program's faculty, 
NIMS has recruited Shawsheen instructors to become part of their evaluation team for other schools 
throughout the state. For the second time last June, graduates qualified to take the NIMS 
certification exam. Eighty percent of the graduates took the exam and received the desired 
credentials. 

The Machine Technology program recently signed a Tech Prep agreement with Central Maine 
Community CoUege allowing Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School's Tech Prep 
students to receive coUege credit for work completed in the Machine Technology program here at 
Shawsheen Tech. 

The Machine Shops CNC software has been installed in one of the schools computer labs, facilitating 
instruction and learning. 

Machine Technology students have completed several projects to gain work experience on facility- 
based tasks and to support the needs of other programs throughout the school. Toward these ends, 
Machine Technology students have made carpentry table saw parts, Business Technology chair 
parts, Diesel valve stem adapters and other manufactured parts, golf tournament gifts, and Graphic 
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Masonry: The Masonry students completed the block work on the new storage garage and are 
starting to brick veneer the exterior. They will match the architectural design of the field house 
using similar brick, quoin corners and workmanship that compares favorably to any in the trade. In 
addition, the instructors are in the process of obtaining all the materials necessary to construct a 
new addition to the shop. The addition will allow them to integrate larger and more comp heated 
curriculum projects into the program. 

The Masonry program has supported the community with projects that include the Wilmington West 
Schoolhouse, the Tewksbury Playground Pavilion, and the Tewksbury telescope building. 

As part of their curriculum requirement this year, senior Masonry students completed a 10-hour 
OSHA safety course, enhancing their employment opportunities upon graduation. 

Metal Fabrication: The Metal Fabrication program is a National Institute for Metalworking Skills 
(NIMS) certified program. As is the case with the Machine Technology program, they are also in the 
process of preparing for re-certification. With recent upgrades in curriculum and equipment, the 
instructors are confident that they will meet all of NIMS standards for re-certification. 

Once the program is re-certified, the students will continue to have the opportunity to take the 
NIMS certification exam. This certification is the most widely accepted in the industry. Students 
who obtain NIMS certification earn skill recognition, estabhsh professional credentials in the work 
place, and enhance their employment potential and options. 

The granting of national certification by the American Welding Society (AWS) affords Metal 
Fabrication students a trade certification recognized throughout the industry. The staff worked hard 
for several months on the implementation of curriculum changes that aligned the welding program 
with rigorous AWS standards. 

Like students in other programs, the senior Metal Fabrication students received 10 hours of training 
in OSHA General Industry Safety last September and received a 10-hour card. 

And like students in other programs. Metal Fabrication students have gained work experience and 
supported the community and school with projects that include Shawsheen Valley Regional 
Vocational Technical School's Building and Grounds repairs. Parent Council gifts, and golf 
tournament gifts. 

Plumbing: In late August, Mr. Ronald Masse was hired as the shop instructor for freshman and 
sophomore students. Mr. Masse has been operating his own company for the last fifteen years and 
also has experience as an engineering manager, plumbing supervisor, and mechanical consultant. 
With many licenses and certifications attached to his resume, which include a masters and builders 
license, he brings an enormous knowledge and experience to the job. 

Community and school projects continue to be an important part of the Plumbing program's 
curriculum, as they provide students with real live work. These projects give the students the 
opportunities to improve basic competencies learned at the lower grade level and to add new field- 
based skills and knowledge. Outside community projects such as the Bedford Bathhouse and the 
Wilmington West Schoolhouse allowed the students to develop industrial skiDs. Participating in the 
completion of the Wilmington Schoolhouse project and the installation of a new boiler at the Billerica 
VFW ensured that the junior and senior students gained skills and knowledge in residential 
construction. The development of troubleshooting skills is an important program component 
accomplished through the program's maintenance curriculum, which benefits the school's plumbing 
system and saves the District operational money. The repair and installation of eyewash stations 
throughout the school was an important maintenance project completed this year. Other school 
projects include the installation of a sink in Diesel Mechanics and Receiving, the installation of a 
new sink heater in Bakery, and the installation of a compressed air line in the Automotive 
Technology shop. Efforts from the Plumbing Department, as well as from the other construction 
programs, make Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School a safer place for students 
to learn and for staff to work. 

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The senior Plumbing students received 10 hours of training in OSHA General Industry Safety last 
September and received a 10-hour card in Construction safety. 

SKILLS USA: Skills USA is a national organization allowing vocational/ technical students the 
opportunity to enter specific skill competitions and participate in numerous leadership events. For 
the first time this year, Shawsheen Tech will be a 100% participation school, which means every 
student in the school will be a member of the organization. As a total participation school, 
Shawsheen is required to use Skills USA Professional Development Curriculum with all students. 
The Professional Development Program guides students through more than 70 employability skill 
lessons that are covered in seven levels of the program. 

At the North District Conference last spring, 103 Shawsheen Tech students competed and won 30 
medals. Of those 40 students, 25 students went on to win a medal in state competition, which 
included eight gold, seven silver and ten bronze medals. The eight gold medal winners went on to 
compete at the national level and did an outstanding job representing Shawsheen Valley Technical 
High School in the area of Health Services and Technology, Diesel Mechanics and Commercial Art 
and Design. At the National competition. Health Services and Technology students Sheila Johnson 
of Wilmington, Elisa Marinella of Wilmington, and Christine Kenney of Tewksbury won a gold medal 
for developing a display and formal presentation on the nutritional value of the new food pyramid. 
In addition. Commercial Art and Design students Stephen Bennett of Billerica, Ashley Long of 
Tewksbury, and Christopher Versackas of Tewksbury won a bronze medal for their Tech Prep 
display and Diesel Mechanics student Craig Chestnut of Billerica placed eighth in Diesel Mechanics 
competition. 

Certificate of Occupational Proficiency (COP): The COP is the Commonwealth's assessment program 
for technical education. It is being designed to measure the attainment of industry-based skill 
standards of students enrolled in technical education. 

By June, the work of developing a framework for all vocational/technical programs throughout the 
state was completed. These Vocational Technical Educational Curriculum Frameworks will now 
become the basis for development of the assessment piece for attainment of a Certificate of 
Occupational Proficiency. 

Now that the frameworks are completed, all the vocational/technical teachers are in the process of 
assessing their curriculum to determine any updates needed to ahgn with the frameworks. 

Shawsheen continues to take a leadership roll in the COP process, with many of our instructors and 
administrators providing their expertise as a committee chairperson for the development of the new 
frameworks. In addition, both the Computer Science and Technology program and the Health 
Services and Technology program have received a grant from the Department of Education to pilot 
the assessment piece of the Certificate of Proficiency. 

Safety: The school is in the fourth year of a five-year process of developing and implementing a 
school-wide safety and health plan, under the direction of Mr. Roger Bourgeois, Director of 
Community Services, and Mr. John Lavoie, Director of Vocational/Technical Programs. The 
development of this plan includes work practices, equipment, tools, environmental issues and 
educational curriculums in all programs. The committee overseeing the development and 
implementation includes administrators, teachers, students and safety experts from industry. 

The implementation of the plan began two years ago with a vocational staff member in each program 
developing a safety plan which included updated safety curriculum for each piece of equipment and 
work practices. A student record safety plan consistent throughout each program has been put into 
place last year. A safety audit is conducted in each program to evaluate shop equipment and 
environment at the start of each school year. As a result of the audits, new safety equipment needs 
are identified and purchased, signage is being improved, storage practices have changed and 
environmental issues are being addressed. Funding for all new safety equipment is provided 
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Through the efforts of Mr. Roger Bourgeois and the instructors in the construction and general 
industry programs, all the seniors in these programs have obtained an OSHA certification card. The 
students attended a ten-hour seminar at the onset of the school year where they learned all aspects 
of construction and general industry safety. This certification provides our students with more job 
opportunities, as many companies require this certification as part of a hiring poHcy. 

Conclusion and Acknowledgement 

The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District School Committee, staff, and 
students gratefully appreciate the support that they receive from the residents of the 5-member 
District. The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School family especially 
acknowledges the continued financial support of the local Town Managers, Finance Committees, and 
Town Meetings, who collectively ensure and perpetuate the highest quality in vocational technical 
training opportunities for area youth. 

The District is grateful for the significant contributions provided by Shawsheen Tech staff and 
employees and acknowledges the many contributions of the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical School staff who retired during 2005. Those retirees are: 

• J. Peter Back, Automotive Instructor 

• Donald B. Cambria, Culinary Instructor 

• Nicholas Kay, Jr., English Instructor 

• Ronald H. Nowakowski, Athletic Director and Math Instructor 

• Elizabeth A. Quigley, Math Instructor 

• Peter J. Quirk, Co-Operative Education Coordinator 

• Charles D. Regan, Math Instructor 

• Vincent A. Restivo, Math Instructor 

• Paul A. Smith, Business Technology Instructor 

• David A. Whalley, Science Instructor 

Mr. Alfred J. Verrier, a School Committee member representing the Town of Burhngton, also retired 
after serving since 1989. He served with distinction. 



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Plaoomg & Cooservatioo Department 

In 2005, the department continued to provide a high level of service to the community in the areas of 
planning, conservation, housing, transportation and other community development activities. Staff 
support is provided to the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Housing Partnership, Master 
Plan Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals for Comprehensive Permits. The Planning Board 
is responsible for administration of the Subdivision Control Act and Site Plan Review, issuance of 
Special Permits for Conservation Subdivisions, Chapter 81G road improvement projects, Over-55 
Housing, multi-family units in the Central Business District and lots having less than 10,000 square 
feet of land; recommendations on zoning amendments and specific planning studies. The 
Conservation Commission is responsible for wetlands protection in accordance with the State 
Wetlands Protection Act. The Commission is also responsible for management of the town's open 
space land and for acquiring additional land for passive recreation. The Housing Partnership 
continued efforts to provide affordable housing for Wilmington residents through local initiatives and 
partnerships with private developers. The activities of each board are described in more detail 
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Departmental goals are: 

1. To provide technical assistance to the Planning Board in its review of subdivision and site 
plans. 

2. To provide technical assistance to the Conservation Commission in administration and 
enforcement of the State Wetlands Protection Act, its associated regulations and 
Conservation Commission policies. 

3. To provide coordinated review of development plans through the Community 
Development Technical Review team. 

4. To provide assistance and information to residents. 

5. To staff the Master Plan Committee and undertake implementation of priority 
recommendations of the Master Plan. 

6. To implement recommendations of the Planned Production Plan for affordable housing as 
developed by the Master Plan Committee. 

7. To implement stormwater management recommendations of the Comprehensive Water 
Resources Management Plan. 

8. To undertake other strategic planning efforts, as applicable. 

9. To revise the zoning by-laws and zoning map to enhance the character of the town, 
consistent with the Master Plan. 

10. To update the subdivision rules and regulations to improve the development review 
process and the quality of development, consistent with the Master Plan. 

11. To implement recommendations of the Open Space and Recreation Plan. 

12. To implement suggested improvements to the Town Forest based on the Town Forest 
Plan. 

13. To encourage the donation of land for conservation purposes. 

14. To promote environmental awareness and education to promote environmental 
stewardship. 

15. To review 40B projects and provide input to the Board of Appeals. 

16. To provide technical assistance to the Housing Partnership, including initiation and 
implementation of affordable housing efforts, monitoring of on-going developments and 
review of projects sponsored by developers. 

17. To develop and implement community development programs, including the Community 
Development Block Grant Program. 

18. To represent the Town of Wilmington on planning issues at various state and regional 
forums. 



Carole Hamilton is the Director of Planning and Conservation. She staffs the Planning Board and 
Master Plan Committee and provides technical assistance to the Housing Partnership. She chairs 
the Community Development Technical Review Team and the Property Review Board, coordinating 
the review of development projects and the disposition of town-owned land. She serves as the point 
person for review of 40B affordable housing projects and provides input to the Board of Appeals. The 
Director serves as the representative to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC), 
acting as the liaison between the town and the state on transportation and planning issues. 

Winifred McGowan serves as the Assistant Director of Planning and Conservation and provides 
technical assistance to the Conservation Commission and the department on wetland and 
environmental issues. Michael C. Vivaldi serves as Assistant Planner. Senior Clerks, Cheryl 
Licciardi and Joann Roberto, provide administrative support. 



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Community Development Program 



Since 1991 the town has been awarded approximately $4 million dollars in Community Development 
Block Grant Program funds. The program is administered by the Community Development Program 
Office under the supervision of the Director of Planning and Conservation. 

Assistance is provided to rehabilitate major systems in homes that fail to meet building code. This 
includes repair or replacement of failed septic systems, roofs, heating systems; upgrades to 
inadequate electrical and plumbing systems; repair of structural members; provision of 
improvements to make the home accessible to a handicapped resident; elimination of hazardous 
materials, such as asbestos, and stabilization of lead paint. Homeowners requesting assistance must 
satisfy income eligibility requirements. Awards are made in the form of declining balance, zero 
interest loans. If the owner lives in the dwelling for fifteen years following the completion of work, 
the loan declines to zero. If the property is sold during the fifteen year period, a portion of the loan is 
re-paid. Technical assistance to the homeowner is provided by a Rehabilitation Speciahst, hired 
through the use of grant funds, to define a scope of work, obtain a contractor through a bidding 
process, and insure the quality and acceptability of work. 

The department is implementing a FY04 CDBG grant for housing rehabilitation in the amount of 
$794,765. The goal is to improve twenty-seven (27) homes. These units are all added to the town's 
40B inventory because there is a 15-year lien on each property ensuring its affordabihty. A total of 
119 homes have been rehabilitated since the Program's inception, benefiting over 326 residents, of 
whom 81 are elderly (60+). 

Receipt of CDBG funding is a significant achievement given the extremely competitive nature of the 
grant and the relative economic health of the community. These grants have included five housing 
rehabilitation programs, social service programs for job training and counseling and two small 
business loan programs. 

The Community Development Program Office also administers a first-time homebuyer program 
funded through the North Shore HOME Consortium. Approximately $42,000 in federal funding will 
be available for FY06 for the Town of Wilmington. This is the ninth year of town participation with 
approximately $292,000 in funding allocated to the town during this time period. To date the funds 
have been utilized for a first-time homebuyer assistance program and for housing rehabilitation. 
Through the first-time homebuyer assistance program, five families have been able to purchase their 
first home. The funds can be used to fill a gap between the amount needed for a down payment and 
available savings and/or for closing costs. The housing rehabihtation program has enabled ten 
low/moderate income households to upgrade their homes, representing 28 beneficiaries, of whom six 
are elderly. 

Program staff, who are available to assist with information or questions, are: James Chaput, 
Community Development Program Director and Paula Barry, Clerk/Bookkeeper. The program office 
is located in Town Hall. 

Special Projects: 

Town Forest Improvement Project 

The department and the Conservation Commission worked together to develop a Town Forest 
Improvement Plan, which was funded by a $150,000 grant from the Department of Conservation and 
Recreation. The plan is intended to improve the accessibihty and enjoyment of the Town Forest as a 
passive recreational resource, while providing for the proper stewardship of the Town Forest as a 
vibrant, diverse, living ecosystem. The Conservation Commission approved the Town Forest 
Management Plan, detailing the natural resources within the forest and presenting a preliminary 
plan for developing the public trail system and improved parking. Significant pubhc input helped 
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Construction to expand and improve the parking area for the forest is complete with the exception of 
final touches such as clean-up, loaming and seeding which will be done in spring 2006. The 
provision of signage and interpretive materials will also be accomplished with the onset of warmer 
weather. Additional proposed improvements such as cleanup of the property, construction of trails, 
waysides, and benches to enhance environmental education and appreciation await the donation of 
additional funds and manpower. 

Master Plan 

The Master Plan Committee was virtually dormant this year. Difficulty in achieving a quorum 
prevented meetings from occurring. The Board of Selectmen requested re-affirmation by the 
members of their interest to remain on the Committee. Should the Committee be re-appointed, 
several implementation tasks could be undertaken. Review of the overall Master Plan should occur 
periodically and would be scheduled to occur in 2008. 

Members include: Raymond Forest, Chairman, Kenneth Lifton, Vice Chairman, Stephen Costa, 
Rosemary Cross, Robert DiPasquale, William Gately, Carolyn Harris, Arthur Hayden, Sr., Randi 
Holland, William Hooper, Jr., Jeffrey M. Hull, Sidney Kaizer, Margaret Kane, Vincent Licciardi, 
James Murray, Frederick Russell, Debra Russo, Karl Sagal, Beverly Shea, Michael Sorrentino, 
Martha Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Jane WilUams-Vale, Daniel Woodbury and Ann Yurek. 

Planning Board 

The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of subdivision and "Approval Not 
Required" plans; review of commercial and industrial site plans; issuance of special permits for 
Conservation Subdivisions, multi-family units in the Central Business District, Over-55 housing, lots 
having less than 10,000 square feet and Chapter 81G roadway improvements; recommendations to 
the Board of Appeals on variances and special permits; strategic and comprehensive planning; 
zoning amendments and implementation of the Master Plan. 

In 2005 the department applied for Priority Development Funds from MassHousing and was 
awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000. This has allowed the department to obtain consulting 
assistance for the development of an inclusionary zoning by-law. Inclusionary zoning provides 
incentives to developers to include affordable housing in proposed subdivisions. This by-law will 
conform to suggestions in the Master Plan and will be submitted for action at the 2006 Annual Town 
Meeting. 

The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five-year terms. Planning 
Board members are Michael Sorrentino (Chair), Ann Yurek (Clerk), Randi Holland, David Shedd 
and James Banda, Jr. 

Subdivision Control 

Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by M.G.L. Chapter 41, 
Section 81-Q, the Board reviewed and approved one conventional subdivision, with a total often lots. 
One conservation subdivision was also reviewed and approved. 

Conventional Subdivision # Lots Action 

Eleanor Estates 10 Approved with conditions 

Conservation Subdivision # Lots Action 

Beeching Avenue 1 Approved with conditions 

Conservation subdivisions, when approved, allow the developer to submit a definitive subdivision 
plan for the project. Construction does not begin on a Conservation Subdivision until the definitive 
subdivision plan is approved by the Planning Board. Beeching Avenue was such a submission in 
2005. It was approved as a condominium project containing four units in three buildings. 



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Twenty (20) "Approval Not Required" (ANR) plans were submitted. The Planning Board determined 
that eighteen (18) plans did not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and were 
endorsed, and two plans were withdrawn. These plans represented a total of 21 new lots; several of 
the plans were lot line readjustments that did not create any new building lots. 



Developmont Activity 1999 - ZOOS 




200e 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1993 



Site Plan Review 

Seven new site plan review applications for commercial and industrial projects were submitted. The 
Planning Board approved four projects with conditions; three are pending. These site plans include 
two mixed use developments in the Central Business District, while a fourth is for construction of an 
office building on Ballardvale Street. Two pending applications will redevelop parcels on Main 
Street. 

Zoning 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, the Planning Board held required statutory public hearings 
on proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Map and submitted formal reports and 
recommendations to Town Meeting voters. Those recommendations are included in this Annual 
Report under "Town Meeting." 

Conservation Commission 

The Wilmington Conservation Commission is charged with upholding the interests of the 
Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act. The Commission received 77 filings for activities under the 
jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection (M.G.L. Chapter 131, §40 and its regulations 
at 310 CMR 10.00) in 2004. The number is down 40% from last year's total fihngs. 

Wilmington has an abundance of these wetland resource areas, including banks, bordering vegetated 
wetlands (swamps, marshes, etc.), land under water bodies and riverfront areas. Activities reviewed 
by the Commission can include tree removal and landscaping and construction of houses, driveways, 
additions, septic systems and subdivision roadways/utilities/drainage systems within 100 feet of the 
above resource areas or 200 feet of a perennial stream. Work within bordering land subject to 
flooding (floodplain) is also subject to the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission. Each filing 
involves one or, in some cases, multiple public hearings before the Commission. The Commission 
seeks to work through the permitting process with the applicant to provide protection of the public 
and private water supply, provide flood control, prevent storm damage and protect land containing 
wildlife habitats. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide comment relative to work near 
wetland resource areas. The hearings are generally held on the first and third Wednesday of each 
month. The agenda for hearings can be accessed at www.town.wilmington.ma.us/old/conserve.htm . 



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When the Wilmington Conservation Commission was originally formed in 1964, its purpose was to 
inventory, promote, develop and conserve the town's natural resources. Today, the primary 
responsibility of the Conservation Commission is the administration and enforcement of the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, (310 CMR) leaving little time to actually acquire and 
manage open space. Recently, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation 
and Recreation, the Conservation Commission is overseeing a management plan for the Town 
Forest. Implementing effective forest management strategies and improving access (including 
parking, trailheads, signage and trail guides) are the Commission's goals. The significant size of the 
parcel (154 acres) and the fact that most of it is a scenic forested upland make it a very promising 
site for passive recreational activities such as hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, bicycHng, cross- 
country skiing, birding and photography. With completion of construction of the access road and 
parking area, the forest is now more accessible to residents. 

Acquisition of open space has been a significant accomphshment during the past three years. Over 
125 acres have been placed in the care and custody of the Conservation Commission. This is likely to 
continue, due to the use of Conservation Subdivision Design, a zoning provision that allows 
clustering of housing to protect significant wetland areas. As this zoning was fairly recently 
implemented, 2006 will be the first year when significant acreage is either transferred to the town or 
restricted through a state approved Conservation Restriction. Conservation Subdivisions under 
construction are Kylie Estates, Ashwood Avenue, Beeching Avenue and Leonard Estates. McDonald 
Road Extension is pending approval and will make a significant donation of approximately 44 acres 
of land which includes several upland portions. 

Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms by the Town Manager. Citizens 
serving on the Commission in 2005 were: Chairman Judy Waterhouse, Vice Chairman Richard 
Patterson, Frank Ingram, Mario Marchese, Beverly Shea, and Thomas Siracusa. Mark BrazeU and 
Lisa Brothers resigned after many years of dedicated service. Thomas Siracusa joined the 
Commission during 2005. There is currently a vacancy on the Commission. Any questions about 
wetlands, laws and regulations, or filing procedures should be directed to Winifred McGowan, 
Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation. 

Statistical Data 



Filing Fees Collected 
Notices of Intent Filed 

Requests for Determinations of Apphcability 
Abbreviated Notice of Intent of Resource Area Dehneation 
Issues/Pending 

Public Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 

Extension Permits Issued/Denied 

Enforcement Orders Issued 

Violation Notices Issued 

Certificates of Comphance Issued/Denied 

Decisions AppealedAVithdrawn 

Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 

Emergency Certifications Issued 

Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 

Negative Determination/Pending 

Positive DeterminationAVithdrawn/Pending 

Request for Amendments/IssuedAVithdrawn/Pending 

Acres of Land Acquired 



$9,077.50 
29 
48 



2/2/0/0 



41/2/9 



16 
8/0 
48/3 
2/1/0 



41.6 



3/0 
210 
11/0 

9 

5 
19/1 
4/0 



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Hoesiog Partoership 

The Housing Partnership continued to be active, considering opportunities to provide affordable 
housing for Wilmington residents. 

The Partnership is actively involved in review of 40B affordable housing developments. The 40B 
proposal, known as Crystal Commons, was actively followed by the Partnership in 2005 as it 
progressed through the permitting process with the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Partnership 
responded to revisions to the proposed development in 2005 and voted to support the development 
but encouraged identification of measures to minimize, to the extent possible, the traffic issues at the 
intersection of Burlington Avenue, Main Street and Church Street. The Partnership supports the 
developer's proposal to provide 25% of the units as affordable and to preserve affordability in 
perpetuity. 

It is the role of the Housing Partnership to review and comment on issues related to affordabihty, as 
other boards and departments comment on issues relating to their area of expertise, such as 
wetlands protection, site design, drainage and traffic. 

Housing Partnership members are Chairman Raymond Forest, Vice-Chairman Charles Boyle, 
Marilyn Cox, Gregory Erickson, Cynthia McCue, Daniel Paret, Kathleen Scanlon, Suzanne Sullivan 
and Lester White. The Partnership meets the second Wednesday of the month and welcomes the 
attendance of interested residents. James Chaput, the Community Development Director, serves as 
staff support to the Partnership. 

The Director of Planning & Conservation is the point person for review of 40B proposals. 

Metropolitan Area Plaoeieg Couocil 

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning and economic 
development district representing 101 cities and towns in metropolitan Boston. In addition, the 
Council shares oversight responsibility for the region's federally funded transportation program as 
one of 14 members of the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Council's legislative 
mandate is to provide technical and professional resources to improve the physical, social and 
economic condition of its district, and to develop sound responses to issues of regional significance. 
The Council provides research, studies, publications, facilitation and technical assistance in the 
areas of land use and the environment, housing, transportation, water resources management, 
economic development, demographic and socioeconomic data, legislative pohcy and interlocal 
partnerships that strengthen the operation of local governments. More information about MAPC is 
available at www.mapc.org . 

The Council is governed by 101 municipal government representatives, 21 gubernatorial appointees, 
10 state and 3 City of Boston officials. An Executive Committee composed of 25 members oversees 
agency operations and appoints an executive director. The agency employs approximately 30 
professional and administrative staff. Funding for Council activities is derived from contracts with 
government agencies and private entities, foundation grants, and a per-capita assessment charged to 
municipalities within the district. 

In the past year, the Council has focused on initiatives that respond to regional challenges, some of 
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MetroFuture - Making a Greater Boston Region : State law requires that MAPC prepare, from time 
to time, a comprehensive regional plan. This planning process is now underway and is called the 
MetroFuture initiative. It started by asking the people of Greater Boston about their aspirations for 
the future of the region, and continues with a comparison between those visions and the future that 
will arise if our current trends continue unchanged. We are finding both exciting prospects and 
interesting challenges lie ahead if we continue our current pattern of growth and development. Here 
are just a few of the results, out to the year 2030: 

• Population will grow slowly, while the number of households will grow more quickly. By 
2030, the region's population will have increased by 10%, approximately a third as fast as the 
projected U.S. population growth (29%). The number of households is projected to increase by 
19% for that same time period, at a greater rate than the population, due to a continued 
decline in household size. 

• Consumption of land continues apace. Fifteen percent of land that was open in 2000 will be 
developed by 2030. 

• An older population will demand more homes and health care. There will be dechnes in all 
age groups under 55 and substantial increases in empty-nesters and elders, creating demand 
for different housing and contributing to an expected near-tripling of health care costs from 
2000 to 2030. 

• Water in short supply outside the MWRA. Communities with pubUc water systems not 
connected to the MWRA system will face serious water constraints by 2030; approximately 
half will exceed their permitted withdrawal rates. 

These are among the results that will serve as a starting point for discussions across the region 
about alternative paths the region could take, beginning with a series of briefings early in 2006. 
Visit www.MetroFuture.org to learn more about the project, and contact MetroFuture@mapc.org to 
learn about how to host a briefing about the region's future. 

Municipal Planning : MAPC continues to assist municipahties in implementing Smart Growth 
Principles through local zoning changes. Under the Vision 2020 program, MAPC provided zoning 
analyses or draft by-laws to the towns of Duxbury, Stoughton and Hanover. Through FY05 funding 
from Smart Growth Technical Assistance Grants, MAPC assisted Topsfield in developing a Low 
Impact Development storm-water and erosion control by-law. Under funding secured through the 
Priority Development Fund, MAPC is developing mixed use or multi-family by-laws for the towns of 
Bedford, Stow, Millis, Southborough and Stoughton. Just recently, MAPC received notice of 
approval of its application for Smart Growth Technical Assistance funds to assist the towns of 
Hopkinton, Ashland and Southborough in examining alternative futures for the 900 acre Weston 
Nurseries property. MAPC also continues to provide information to municipalities regarding the 
Smart Growth Overlay Districts enabled under Chapter 40R. 

Metro Mayors Coalition : MAPC works with the mayors and city managers of 10 municipalities in 
the urban core on issues such as group purchasing, employee health insurance, regional pubhc 
safety, and municipal public finance. Through this work, MAPC staffed the statewide Municipal 
Finance Task Force which reached consensus on a variety of public policy changes to reinvigorate the 
partnership between local and state government. We also formulated an $11 million grant program 
to fund inter-local and multi-disciplinary approaches to stemming the tide of youth violence, drug 
use, and gang activities in the region. This program became law late in 2005. 

The Metro Data Center, an official US Census affiliate, provides in-depth analysis of trends in the 
region and conducts research on emerging issues that will strengthen the Council's ability to plan for 
the future. The Center works to increase public understanding of and access to demographic, social, 
economic and land use data and trends that affect the Boston metropohtan area. The Center also 
releases regular publications to maintain a general awareness about how growth continues to impact 
communities. The Center provides current accurate data to legislators, municipalities, public and 
private agencies, and the general public about growth trends in the communities and subregions of 
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Transportation Planning : MAPC staff played an active role in helping to revise the MassHighway 
Design Manual, now known as the Project Development and Design Guidebook. As vice chair of the 
Boston MetropoHtan Planning Organization, MAPC worked to develop the annual Transportation 
Improvement Program, including transportation spending priorities for the region. We also 
developed popiilation and employment projections to the year 2030, to be used in scenario modehng 
in the new Regional Transportation Plan and MetroFuture (see above) in 2006. 

Legislative Advocacv : The Legislative Committee has worked to promote legislation that is of 
regional interest and is informed by smart growth principles (visit 

http://www.mapc.org/regional planning/MAPC Smart Growth.html to view the Hst of principles). 

At the beginning of the legislative session the Committee recommended for endorsement a full 
legislative agenda, which was subsequently endorsed by MAPC's Executive Committee. Among 
many items, the priorities include reform of the state's surplus land disposition poUcy; 
recapitilization of the brownfields redevelopment fund; reform of the state's antiquated zoning laws; 
and repeat offender legislation. Contact Legislative Director Joel Barrera at ibarrera@mapc.org to 
learn more about the Committee's priorities and how your community can get involved in regional 
advocacy efforts. 

Metropolitan Highway Svstem Advisorv Board : MAPC staffs this board, estabhshed in 1997 by the 
Commonwealth to advise the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority on issues relative to land use, air 
rights, zoning, and environmental impacts associated with development of land owned by the 
authority. In 2005, the Board reviewed a number of Requests for Proposals and development 
proposals for various parcels along the Central Artery surface. 

Regional Services Consortiums : The Regional Consortiums Project collectively procured more than 
$3,000,000 in office supplies for 32 municipahties, and highway maintenance services valued at 
$16,000,000 for South Shore and MetroWest cities and towns. The project also facihtates coUegial 
forums among members' chief administrative officers that focus on collective problem solving and 
resource sharing. MAPC, in partnership, with the Greater Boston Police Council, assists over 300 
units of local government in procuring pohce, pubUc works and general use vehicles, along with 
various pubUc safety supplies. 

Public Safetv and Homeland Security : MAPC provides planning and fiduciary services to the 
Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), the Northeastern Law 
Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) and the Metropohtan Law Enforcement Council (METROLEC). 
Activities include procurement, research, and planning to enhance the deUvery of pubhc safety 
services and to ensure the region is prepared for either a terrorist attack or natural disaster. 

Hazard Mitigation : Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) plans help communities prepare for natural 
disasters such as floods, winter storms, wind, and geologic hazards. In 2005, MAPC completed PDM 
plans for 10 communities on the North Shore and 10 communities on the South Shore. MAPC is also 
developing PDM plans for 9 Inner Core communities, including Boston and neighboring 
communities, which will be completed in 2006. FEMA has awarded a grant to MAPC to develop 
PDM plans in 28 towns in the MAGIC, MetroWest, and North Suburban subregions, beginning in 
2006. 

495/MetroWest Water Resources Strategy : Working with the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, 
MAPC completed three major components of a comprehensive water strategy for the corridor: 

• The Massachusetts Low Impact Development Toolkit, available at 

http://www.mapc.org/lid.html . was published and two regional workshops were held to 
present the toolkit to the public. The toolkit recently received the 2005 Outstanding 
Planning Project Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning 
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• Once Is Not Enough, a guide to water reuse in Massachusetts, was published. It is available 
at http://www.mapc.org/regional planning/waterreuse.html : and 

• Two regional contracts for Leak Detection Services were developed for both the 
495/MetroWest communities, as well as all the entire MAPC region. Learn more about leak 
detection services that are available to cities and towns in MAPC's January edition of the 
Regional Record, our electronic newsletter, located at www.mapc.org . 

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy : Every five years, the Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council is responsible for developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) in 
partnership with the Economic Development Administration. The 2005 CEDS, Insuring Greater 
Boston's Prosperity, contains an analysis of economic trends and conditions and highlights five 
challenges to economic well-being. It sets a context for inviting regional participation that moves 
toward a regional response to the challenges. The report is included in the January edition of 
MAPC's Regional Record, available at www.mapc.org . 

Wind Power : Using a grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, MAPC recently 
completed a project to help ten North Shore coastal communities understand opportunities and 
obstacles to siting land-based wind turbines on municipally-controlled properties. The project helped 
the communities to identify regulatory barriers to wind, and the environmental and financial 
impacts of a wind project. Area residents took part in a web-based energy survey and each 
community received wind information and siting maps. MAPC hosted two wind educational forums 
as part of the project, helped the city of Lynn to draft a wind turbine siting ordinance and facilitated 
the creation of Alternative Energy Committees in Gloucester, Swampscott and Rockport to advance 
the siting of wind turbines in their communities. Information about the North Shore Wind Project is 
also included in the January Regional Record at www.mapc.org . 

MEPA Project Reviews : MAPC reviews projects under the Massachusetts Environmental Pohcy Act 
(MEPA) and submits comments on projects with significant regional impacts. In 2005, MAPC 
reviewed 166 MEPA fihngs (Environmental Notification Forms, Environmental Impact Reports, and 
Notices of Project Change), and submitted comments to EOEA on 58 of these. One of the most 
significant reviews of the year was a "Peer Review" conducted by MAPC and the Old Colony 
Planning Council on the proposed Village Center Plan for the former South Weymouth Naval Air 
Station. Visit http://www.mapc.org/whats new/SWNAS/SWNAS Summary Document.pdf to view 
our comments. 

North Suburban Planning Council (Burlington, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, 
Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn) 

In 2005, the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) was involved in a wide range of activities 
from community development planning to transportation issues. MAPC completed Community 
Development Plans under Executive Order 418 for Burlington, Reading and Woburn. Wilmington 
also prepared a plan using a consultant. After completion of these plans, each community was given 
an opportunity to make a presentation to the subregion as a whole to present the findings and 
recommendations. 

As a foUow-up to Executive Order 418, MAPC presented information on changes the state was 
making to the Commonwealth Capital Fund apphcation process and also presented information on 
the final regulations for Smart Growth zoning under Chapter 40R. 

The major areas of concern in transportation planning were the annual review of the TIP and the 
UPWP and the work that OTPS did on Phase II of the North Suburban Transit Opportunities Study. 
In addition, the subregion was briefed on the regional bicycle/pedestrian plan that MAPC is 
preparing. The March 2005 meeting was devoted to setting subregional priorities for TIP and UPWP 
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The subregion was also kept apprised of the on-going review of the subregions that is taking place in 
conjunction with the MAPC strategic planning process. 

Beginning in July, 2004 and continuing over the next several months, MAPC made presentations to 
the subregion and to individual communities concerning the opportunity to apply for a Multi-Hazard 
Mitigation Planning grant. At the end of the process, 7 out of the 9 NSPC communities (excluding 
North Reading and Winchester), sent letters of interest indicating that they would participate in the 
grant and would provide a match of $3,000 in staff time. MAPC submitted a grant apphcation and 
was notified in October 2005 that they had received the grant. 



In all the years of my supporting the Middlesex Canal Commission and Middlesex Canal Association, 
I have never seen more activity. 

The Middlesex Canal Commission is composed of representatives from each of the nine towns 
through which the Canal passes and representatives from state agencies. 

Thomas Raphael, Chairman of the Middlesex Canal Commission, has just submitted the final draft 
of the application for National Registry status to the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Some 
sections of the Canal are already on the Registry but the Massachusetts Historical Commission 
wanted the entire route plotted out in each of the nine towns through which it passed - even in 
towns where it is built over. We have worked with the Winchester Design Group in Winchester to 
complete this. In a few months we will have local meetings for citizen input. 

The Middlesex Canal Museum located in the Faulkner Mill in North Billerica has been a huge 
success. I strongly recommend that every citizen stop by on weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m. from 
April to October to see the changing exhibits. Thomas Dahill, retired Chairman of the Fine Arts 
Department at Emerson College, has painted numerous scenes and huge murals depicting life on the 
Canal. It is a gem! We have recently purchased a power point projector to make our lectures more 
efficient. Entirely run by volunteers whose devotion is extraordinary, the Museum deserves our 
accolades. 

Few people realize that branches of the Middlesex Canal extended as far north along the Merrimack 
River to Concord, NH and south to the Atlantic Ocean through Boston. Bill Gerber, Vice Chairman 
of the MCA, actually chartered a small plane and flew over the Merrimack River a few years ago 
when President Clinton was visiting Lowell. To counteract any flooding that may have resulted from 
the locks being sabotaged during his visit they lowered the Merrimack River by releasing water at 
the dams. The remains of multiple small canals built to by-pass the rapids popped up and he has 
elegant pictures from his flight on display at the Museum. Don't miss it. 

A branch of the Middlesex Canal extended through Boston crossing parts of the Rose Kennedy 
Greenway. In 2001, we asked John Romano, a resident of Wilmington and the Central Artery 
Project North End Community Liaison to arrange for a meeting with Fred Yalouris, Director of 
Architecture and Urban Design of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Central Artery and Tunnel 
Project and Richard Garver of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. We attended many meetings in 
Boston. While our initial requests were superceded by other requests by the North End residents, 
we eventually were able to acquire commitments from the Raymond Property Company LLC to 
jointly build a Middlesex Canal Historical display on a section of Canal Street next to a property 
they are developing where the Canal actually passed. We are very excited about this memorial in 
the Bulfinch Triangle. It will draw attention to the major part the Canal played in the growth of 
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Michael Vivaldi, an Assistant Planner for Wilmington, and Bill Paille, an engineer from Weston and 
Sampson, contacted the MCC to ask if we wanted to be part of their bicycle trail. The North 
Suburban Regional Bicycle Transportation Plan is composed of five neighboring towns (Lynnfield, 
Reading, North Reading, Wakefield and Wilmington). The idea is to build a bicycle path along the 
Canal towpath which can connect to Towpath Drive and Floradale Avenue through recently acquired 
tax takings. This path will extend to the Town Park. There is still much to be done but it is an 
exciting project which will evolve over the next year. 

Most of our projects have been sponsored through the generosity of our members. An ISTEA and 
T21 Project to develop a park at the Museum were put on hold because of the cost over-runs of the 
second "Big Dig" (the Middlesex Canal being the first). Representatives Miceli and Murphy and 
Senator Tarr have made money available to us in the past through the legislature. In December of 
this year we received a check for two hundred and fifty thousand dollars from the Department of 
Conservation and Recreation. Hopefully this will allow the engineering work to be done to enable 
the freeing of the T21 money for construction. Work is being done by Beverly Woods of the Northern 
Middlesex Council of Government (NMCOG) with the Massachusetts Highway Department to 
expedite this process. 

The Middlesex Canal Association consists of approximately 250 members at large who pay dues and 
plan activities for those interested in the Canal. We have two walks along the Canal - spring and 
fall and three lectures with varying subjects this year such as "What did the Canal boats carry?", 
"What do the current Canal remains look like?" and "What types of boats and locks were used in the 
Canal?" One of our Directors is very knowledgeable about editing our programs and has CD's ready 
for viewing at the Museum. We publish Towpath Topics, our booklet, three times a year which 
contains erudite papers of canal interest. Our website (middlesexcanal.org) is managed by a director 
who has a day job as a Harvard math professor - there is a wealth of information for the curious. 
We have an Education Committee which teaches at local schools and plans activities at the Museum. 
All eight Woburn Street School third grade classes have participated for the past three years. We 
are currently working on several types of signage to be placed at strategic spots to educate the 
pubhc. 

We always need volunteers and welcome new faces at our programs. Please view our website, 
middlesexcanal.org for more information. 

Betty M. Bigwood, Neil P. Devins, and Michael J. Mclnnis are the three Representatives to the 
Middlesex Canal Commission from Wilmington. 





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Residents enjoy a day at the beach. 



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lospector of Buildiegs 

The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law, and 
for maintaining all related records. In addition, aU administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals are 
handled by this office. 

The Inspector of BuUdings is Daniel Paret; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is Paul Raffi; and the 
Wiring Inspector is Frederick Sutter. Toni LaRivee, Linda Reed and Kim Mytych make up the clerical 
staff, which is shared with the Board of Health. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the Inspector of Buildings, how 
best to comply with those regxdations, and to provide assistance to residents and others who have 
questions about homes and property in the town. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
come and see us. 







2003 




2004 




2005 


RESIDENTIAL 


No. 


Valuation 


XT 

No. 


Valuation 


X T 

No. 


T 7 1 t ' 

Valuation 


Single Family Dwellings 


61 


8,285,550 


51 


9,450,765 


66 


10,593,000 


Additions 


163 


6,939,661 


145 


6,183,860 


137 


6,194,306 


Remodeling 


141 


1,400,240 


151 


1,464,062 


163 


1,797,988 


Utihty Buildings 


9 


103,914 


11 


167,575 


10 


55,100 


Pools 


46 


386,468 


47 


545,916 


32 


340,578 


Miscellaneous 


50 


285,955 


60 


619,579 


85 


571,074 




470 


17,401,788 


465 


18,432,657 


493 


19,552,046 


COMMERCIAL 














New Buildings 


5 


6,750,000 


14 


3,400,000 


16 


10,005,272 


PubHc Buildings 




















Additions 


2 


125,000 


4 


1,341,000 







Fitups 


32 


3,615,942 


43 


12,356,198 


69 


12,406,077 


Utihty Buildings 


2 


5,800 








1 


50,000 


Signs 


14 


42,952 


21 


65,295 


32 


119,640 


Miscellaneous 


12 


147.768 


24 


1.979.750 


23 


802.952 




67 


11,687,462 


106 


19,142,243 


141 


23,383,941 


TOTAL 


537 


29,089,250 


571 


37,574,900 


634 


42,935,987 


REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND 












SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 












Building Permits 


537 


152,001.00 


571 


191,460.00 


634 


280,790.00 


Wiring Permits 


647 


25,930.00 


680 


30,385.00 


700 


61,795.00 


Gas Permits 


224 


5,775.00 


244 


7,425.00 


238 


12,015.00 


Plumbing Permits 


265 


9,890.00 


313 


14,605.00 


345 


12,005.00 


Cert, of Inspection 


36 


1,455.00 


27 


1,158.00 


84 


3,523.00 


Copies 





176.20 





89.40 





61.40 


Court 




















Industrial Elec. Permits 


54 


7.900.00 


59 


8.850.00 


55 


8.250.00 




1,763 


$203,127.20 


1,894 


$253,972.40 


2,056 


$389,429.40 



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Board of Appeals 

Case 1-05 Robert Voner Map 88 Parcel 81 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct a second floor addition no closer 
to the front lot Une than the existing dwelling for property located on 9 Pleasant Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

Case 2,3 & 4-05 Diesel II Norn Trust c/o D. Brown Map 35 Parcel pt 22 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
Lot 2, 3 and 4 Lake Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 5-05 QuaHty Additions Map 32 Parcel 109 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct a second floor addition, remove 
and replace the garage and add a farmer's porch 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

AND 

Case 6-05 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 for a shed to be 4.9 
feet from the rear lot Une and when 10 feet is required for property located on 11 Auburn Avenue. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 

Case 7-05 Michael J. Carter Map 45 Parcel 138 

To acquire a variance from §5.2.6.1, Residential Landscape Buffer, reduce to 15 feet when 20 feet is 
required. 

Granted 

AND 

Case 8-05 

To acquire a variance from §6.4.2.4, Layout and Setback of Non-Residential Parking, to construct the 
proposed parking area 11.9 feet from the existing Main Street right of way and 2 feet from the 
northern property Hne for property located on 84 Main Street. 

Granted 



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Case 9-05 Sirtex do George McDonough Map Rl Parcel 18F 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.6.5, Limited Manufacturing. 
Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

AND 

Case 10-05 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6.7.2, medical, testing and research laboratories 
that dispose of biological, radioactive or chemical wastes for property located on 16 Upton Drive. 

Pending 

Case 11-05 Michael Russo Map 90A Parcel 1 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 for an above-ground 
pool to be 5 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located on 15 Arlene 
Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 10 feet from the side lot line for the life of the pool. 

Case 12-05 David & Judith Alatalo Map 59 Parcel 7 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for a second floor addition no larger than the 
existing nonconforming dwelling for property located on 7 West Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

Case 13-05 Frederick A. Prahl Map 15 Parcel 16 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct a garage 8.9 feet from the side 
yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located on 147 Chestnut Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

Case 14-05 Lester Chisholm Map 11 Parcel 61M 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
Lot 2 Chisholm Way. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 15-05 Anthony J. Almeida Map 49 Parcel 41 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 for a garage to be 
16.3 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located on 9 Leslie Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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Case 16-05 



4"' of July Committee 



Map 63 Parcel 10 



To acquire a Special Permit for a carnival during the 4"^ of July Celebration from June 29 through 
July 4, 2005, for property located on 159 Church Street. 

Granted 

Case 17-05 Lauren Beals Map 84 Parcel 65B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for a two car garage and a second story 
addition to the existing nonconforming dwelling for property located on 3 Summer Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

Case 18A-05 John & Theresa Gemellaro Map 32 Parcel 30A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an addition to be no closer to the front lot 
line than the existing nonconforming dwelling. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

AND 

Case 18B-05 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for property located 
on 24 Nassau Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 19-05 D. A. SulUivan Inc. Map 65 Parcel 2 IE 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
12 Federal Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 20-05 Chris Poravas Map 55 Parcel 29 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for a two story addition no closer to the front 
lot line than the existing nonconforming dwelling for property located on 11 Wilhams Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



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Case 21-05 



James Doherty 



Map 65 Parcel 20A 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for a two-story addition to an existing 
nonconforming dwelling, 5 feet from the side lot line when 20 feet is required and 33 feet from the 
front lot line when 40 feet is required for property located on 12 Wildwood Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 22-05 Lawrence Feeney do B. Corrigan Esq. Map 31 Parcel 62A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.1, §5.2.3 and §5.2.4 for 
a new dwelling to be constructed on a lot having insufficient area, front and side yard setbacks for 
property located on 19 Dunmore Road. 

Granted 



Case 23-05 James Mangano Map 69 Parcel 93 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to demoHsh the existing dwelhng and rebviild 
a new dwelling 21 feet from Cunningham Street and 9 feet from the side yard lot hne for property 
located on 14 Jacobs Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 24-05 Louis Roderman Map 15 Parcel 24 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct an addition to the side yard lot 
line meeting the setback requirements, a farmer's porch on front yard lot hne no closer to the front 
yard lot Une than the existing dwelling and to demohsh the existing one-car garage and replace it 
with a two-car garage 10 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located 
on 92 Chestnut Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 25-05 Joseph J. Corso Map 84 Parcel 69 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct a garage no closer to the front 
lot hne than the existing dweUing and 17 feet from the side yard lot hne when 25 feet is required for 
property located on 25 McDonald Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 26-05 James Cadogan Map 107 Parcel 20 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 15 Castle Drive. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



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Case 27-05 



Nextel Communications 



Map Rl Parcel 23 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.4.8, §10.5.11 and §10.6 to construct an equipment 
shelter and install an emergency natural gas generator at an existing facility for property located on 
773 Salem Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 28-05 Dean & Lisa Papineau Map 7 Parcel 113A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 for a deck to be 15 
feet from the side yard lot Une when 20 feet is required for property located on 63 Roosevelt Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 

Case 29-05 Tracey & Lawrence Gordon Map 36 Parcel 134A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 for an inground pool 
to be 25 feet from the front lot line when 40 feet is required for property located on 10 Kansas Road. 

Granted - no closer than 25 feet from the front lot line. 

Case 30-05 Greg Saab E.S.S. Map 88 Parcel 5 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to remove part of the existing dwelling and 
rebuild in the same footprint and a 10' x 24' addition to the rear of the existing nonconforming 
dwelling for property located on 14 North Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

Case3lA-05 Lisa & James Ward, Jr. Map 22 Parcel 21 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for a second story addition to a 
nonconforming dwelling. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

AND 

Case 31B-05 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for property located 
on 15 Manning Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



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Case 32-05 



Cheryl Maggioli 



Map 73 Parcel 29 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for a 20' x 39' deck to an existing 
nonconforming dwelling 6.83 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property 
located on 21 Westdale Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 33-05 John G. Ryan Map 62 Parcel 27 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for a proposed 25'x26' 2nd floor addition to 
an existing nonconforming dwelling for property located on 18 Wilson Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 34-05 June Assmussen & Janice Crowley Map 44 Parcel 75 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 for an addition to be 
10.7 feet from the rear yard setback when 20 feet is required for property located on 60 Taplin 
Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 10 feet from the rear lot line. 



Case 35-05 Erin C. Wise Map 16 Parcel 61 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct a 

12' X 14' deck 4.5 feet from the front yard on Rollins Road when 40 feet is required to an existing 
nonconforming dwelling for property located on 3 Fenway Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 36-05 Canzater Associates LLC Map 34 Parcel 5 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to demolish and reconstruct a new dwelling 
on an existing nonconforming lot for property located on 80 Grove Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 37-05 Robert & Patricia McCann Map 54 Parcel 77 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct a two-story addition 13.2 feet 
from the front yard setback when 30 feet is required to an existing nonconforming dweUing for 
property located on 24 King Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



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Case 38-05 Steven Verrette Map 1 1 Parcel 2 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to demolish an existing nonconforming 
dwelling and reconstruct a new dwelling on an existing nonconforming lot for property located on 8 
Dorchester Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 39-05 Wanda J. Cameron Map 57 Parcel 56A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct an addition on an existing 
nonconforming lot closer to the front and side yards than the existing dwelling for property located 
on 4 Argonne Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 40-05 Eric Gronemeyer Map 31 Parcel 1 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
Lot 1, 10 Shawsheen Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 41-05 Eric Gronemeyer Map 31 Parcel 1 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
Lot 2, 10 Shawsheen Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 42-05 JK Realty Trust Map 9 Parcels 2, 3, 8, 9 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
Lot 4 Aldrich Road. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 43-05 JK Realty Trust Map 9 Parcels 2, 3, 8, 9 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
Lot 5 Aldrich Road. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



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Case 44-05 



Mark G. Bere 



Map 11 Parcel 50 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct an addition to an existing 
nonconforming dwelling 12.9 feet from the side yard lot hne when 25 feet is required for property 
located on 17 Dorchester Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 45-05 Thomas Maso Map 58 Parcel 27 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.1, §5.2.2, §5.2.3, §5.2.4 
and §5.2.5 to demolish an existing dwelling and reconstruct a new dwelling on a lot having 
insufficient area, width, depth, front and side yard setbacks for property located on 668 Woburn 
Street. 

Granted - no closer than 26 feet from the front lot line. 



Case 46-05 Matulewicz Family Trust do R. Peterson Map 67 Parcel 57A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.2 and §5.2.3 to 
construct a single family dwelling on a lot having insufficient frontage and width for property located 
on 31 King Street. 

Granted 



Case 47-05 John McNaughton do R. Peterson Map 102 Parcel 37 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.1 to construct a single 
family dwelling on a lot having insufficient area for property located on 15 Marie Drive. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 48-05 Olin Chemicals Map 37 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.1.7.3 consohdation of equipment, storage, supplies 
and offices for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Tier 1 A, Immediate 
Response Action (IRA) adjacent to the immediate work area for property located on 51 Eames Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 49-05 Joseph P. Pandolfo Map 41 Parcel 130 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.14 for Auto Repair Shop - Motorcycle Repair for 
property located on 520 Main Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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Case 50-05 Joseph P. Pandolfo Map 41 Parcel 130 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.16 for Motorcycle Dealership for property 
located on 520 Main Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 51-05 Paul Bimbo Map 26 Parcel 2 

To acquire a variance from §6.3.4.1 for a sign to be larger than allowed in a Residential Zone for 
property located on 855 Main Street. 

Denied 



Case 52-05 10 BurUngton Avenue LLC Map 29 Parcels 1, IIB 

To acquire a Comprehensive Permit in accordance with Chapters 40B and 20 to construct two, two- 
story condominiums (100 total units) and 8 townhouses for property located on 10 Burlington 
Avenue. 

Pending 



Case 53-05 Charles Amato Map 40 Parcel 74 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to construct an addition to two sides of the 
nonconforming dweUing for property located on 23 Parker Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 

Case 54-05 Darren & Karolyn LeBlanc Map 65 Parcel 20 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an addition to an existing nonconforming 
dwelling for property located on 10 Wildwood Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 55-05 Matthew GiUis & Paul Ware Map 77 Parcel 33 

To acquire a variance from §5.2.1, §5.2.2 and §5.2.3 Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) to 
subdivide a lot into two lots having insufficient area, width and frontage for property located on 17 
Liberty Street. 

Pending 



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Case 56-05 



Nextel Communications 



Map 40 Parcel 2A 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8 to install 6 antennae on an existing 
communication tower and a 12' x 20' communication equipment shelter on the ground for property 
located on 625 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 57-05 Michael & Laurey Tedesco Map 9 Parcel 86B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 for a farmer's porch 
to be 20 feet from the front yard on Daniel Drive when 50 feet is required for property located on 3 
Buckingham Street. 

Granted - no closer than 20 feet from Daniel Drive. 



Case 58-05 Deborah & Darren Zaquidara Map 19 Parcel 23A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 and §5.2.5 to remove 
an existing 10' x 20' deck and replace it with a 12' x 30' deck 13.9 feet from the rear yard lot line 
when 20 feet is required and remove an existing 10' x 14' shed and replace it with a 12' x 18' shed 2 
feet from the side yard lot line, 17 feet from the rear yard lot hne and 19.8 feet from the front yard 
lot line for property located on Mozart Avenue. 

Granted - deck no closer than 13.9 feet from the rear lot line and no variance was 
granted for the shed. 



Case 62-05 Joseph O'Neil Map 33 Parcel 12 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase the nonconformity of a 
nonconforming structure: to enclose an existing deck and make a room and construct an additional 
deck for property located on 35 Aldrich Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 63-05 Brian Gillis do Robert Peterson Esq. Map 31 Parcel 21A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase the nonconformity of a 
nonconforming structure: addition to an existing nonconforming dwelhng for property located on 4 
Grand Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



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Case 64-05 Kieran O'Flaherty Map 11 Parcel 12H 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulation (Table II) §5.2.5 for an above-ground 
pool to be 10 feet from the side and 6 feet from the rear lot lines when 25 feet is required for property 
located on 8 Bruning Road. 

Granted - no closer than 10 feet from the side and 8 feet from the rear lot lines, for the 
life of the pool. 



Case 65A & B-05 Eric S. Robbins Map 65 Parcel 15 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for two hammerhead lots for property located 
on 237 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 69-05 Robert & Rosa Pendenza Map 11 Parcel 48A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 for an addition to be 
26 feet from the front yard lot line on Fourth Avenue when 50 feet is required for property located on 
20 Albany Street. 

Pending 



Case 70-05 Quahty Additions Map 90 Parcel 201 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 4 Valyn Lane. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 71-05 William & Roberta Biscan Map 34 Parcel 84A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (raise 2nd floor at front of existing house and construct a 16' x 16' two-story addition with 
front porch) for property located on 119 Grove Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



Case 72-05 Mark Kwiatkowski & JoAnn Carroll Map 106 Parcel 138 

To appeal the decision of the Inspector of Buildings for property located on 1902 Sandy Lane. 
Pending 



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73-05 Quality Additions Map 95 Parcel 17Q 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 to construct an Accessory Apartment addition 
for property located on 395 Salem Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



74-05 Quality Additions Map 80 Parcel 9 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 to construct an Accessory Apartment addition 
for property located on 7 Sprucewood Road. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



75-05 Christopher Ahem Map R4 Parcel 127 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 to construct an Accessory Apartment addition 
for property located on 49 Ashwood Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



76-05 Karen Davey Map 60 Parcel 22 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (construct a full shed dormer in back and two "A" dormers in front) for property located on 
173 Wildwood Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing dwelling. 



During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the Constable in each of the six 
(6) precincts. 

Annual Town Meeting and Town Election March 23, 2005 

Special Town Meeting and Special Election September 28, 2005 



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TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 16, 2005 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices to wit: 
Two Selectmen for the term of Three Years; Two Members of the School Committee for the term of 
Three Years; One Member of the Housing Authority for the term of Three Years. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the 
Town of Wilmington who are quahfied to vote on elections and town affairs therein to assemble 
subsequently and meet in the Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said 
Town of Wilmington, on Saturday the twenty-third day of April, A.D. 2005 at 10:30 a.m., then and 
there to act on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant the election was opened by the Town Clerk, Kathleen M. 
Scanlon at the Town Hall, Board of Registrar Member Barbara Buck at the West Intermediate 
School and the Assistant Town Clerk, Carolyn M. Kenney at the Wildwood School. 

All voting equipment was in place in each precinct. The checkers were prepared with their voting 
Usts and everything was in readiness at 10:00 a.m. and the polls were declared open. 

The results were as follows: 



SELECTMEN for three vears (vote for two) Voted 

Raymond N. Lepore 588 Woburn Street 1,757 

Michael V. McCoy 11 Treasure HiU Road 1,868 

Ann L. Yurek 448 Shawsheen Avenue 1,320 

Others 15 

Blanks 910 

Total 5,870 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three vears (vote for two) 

Theresa L. Buonopane 14 Everett Avenue 1,971 

Marilyn J. Lamson 7 Frederick Drive 1,925 

Others 13 

Blanks 1.961 

Total 5,870 

HOUSING AUTHORITY for three vears (vote for one) 

Dorothy A. Butler 38 Deming Way 1,629 

Ruth L. Reed 13 Jones Avenue 828 

Others 4 

Blanks 474 

Total 2,935 



The results of this election were ready at 9:15 p.m. and the elected officers present were sworn to the 
faithful performance of their duties by Town Clerk Kathleen M. Scanlon. The total number of votes 
cast was 2,935 which included 211 absentee ballots. Wilmington now has 15,039 registered voters 
and 20% voted in this election. 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL 23, 2005 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

With a quorum present at 10:45 a.m. (150) James Stewart, Town Moderator, opened the meeting 
with the Pledge of Allegiance. This year in honor of the town's 275'*' Anniversary, colors were 
presented by the Wilmington Minutemen. The Moderator then read the names of departed town 
workers, members of committees and boards who had passed away during the past year, also Town 
Meeting paused in tribute to our servicemen and women and the hope that they will all return safely 
home. A moment of silence was observed for all. He then introduced our newly elected and re- 
elected town officials and thanked previous office holders. 

The Moderator began to read the Warrant and was interrupted by Selectman Michael V. McCoy, "I 
move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the Warrant and take up and make 
reference to each article by number." Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. Motion by Town Manager, Michael A. 
Caira, "I move to take no action". Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of 
previous years; or do anything in relation thereto. Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the 
article not be adopted." Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2005 and for a term not to exceed three years, which will permit 
the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such institutions in return for said 
institutions providing banking services; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, be hereby authorized to enter into an agreement under the provisions of Chapter 
44, Section 53F of the Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business 
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2006 and for a term not to 
exceed three years, which will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit 
with such institutions in return for said institutions providing banking services." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Seconded and so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5. To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses of the town and the 
salaries of several town officers and departments and determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer from available funds or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by John F. Doherty, III, Chairman of the Finance Committee, "I move that 
the several and respective sums as recommended and presented by the Finance 
Committee be raised from the FY-06 tax levy and other general revenue of the town, 
or by transfer from available funds as may be recommended by the Finance 
Committee and appropriated for the purpose set forth in Article #5, each 
department's budget to be taken up and voted on in the order they appear, subject to 
amendment and each department's budget not open for reconsideration until the 
entire budget is voted." Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Voted 



Selectmen - Legislative 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Selectmen - Elections 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Registrars of Voters 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Finance Committee 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Town Accountant 

Salary - Town Accountant 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Treasurer/Collector 

Salary - Treasurer/Collector 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Amt. Cert. Tax Title 
Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Appraisals & Inventories 
ATB Costs 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



$ 3,840 
14,050 
17,890 



11,346 
3,600 
14,946 



1,875 
5.200 
7,075 



1,260 
7.695 
8,955 



115,368 
264,173 
69,660 



449,201 



82,294 
194,641 
2.435 
279,370 



73,611 
132,987 
20,160 
16,000 



242,758 



68,924 
97,173 
2.360 
168,457 



86,432 
79,285 
70,016 
15,000 


2.410 
253,143 

151- 



Town Counsel 

Legal Services 145,000 

Expenses 5,000 

Total 150,000 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salaries 450 

Expenses 

Total 450 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1.592.245 

PUBLIC SAFETY 
Police 

Salary - Chief 97,376 

Salary - Deputy Chief 76, 199 

Salary - Lieutenants 134,977 

Salary - Sergeants 334,117 

Salary - Patrolmen 1,690,246 

Salary - Clerical 78,849 

Salary - Overtime 304,880 

Salary - Paid Holidays 96,405 

Salary - Speciahsts 12,350 

Salary - Night Differential 42,120 

Salary - Incentive 313,840 

Sick Leave Buyback 22,107 

Expenses 189,884 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 3,393,350 

Fire 

Salary - Chief 101,272 

Salary - Deputy Chief 77,174 

Salary - Lieutenants 329,556 

Salary - Privates 1,61 1,707 

Salary - Clerk 44,584 

Salary - Part Time 14,560 

Salary - Overtime 293,985 

Salary - Paid Holidays 112,095 

Salary - EMT & Incentive Pay 11,225 

Salary - Fire Alarm 14,000 

Sick Leave Buyback 28,960 

Expenses 104,320 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 2,743,438 

Public Safety Central Dispatch 

Personnel Services 426,720 

Contractual Services 11,000 

Materials & Supplies 4,500 

Furnishings & Equipment Q 

Total 442,220 

Animal Control 

Salaries 31,761 

Expenses 34,336 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 6.613.344 

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PUBLIC WORKS 

Personnel Services 
Superintendent 
Engineer - Full Time 
Engineer - Part Time 
Highway - Full Time 
Highway - Overtime 
Highway - Part Time 
Highway - Seasonal 
Stream Maintenance - Seasonal 
Tree - FuU Time 
Tree - Overtime 
Parks/Grounds - Full Time 
Parks/Grounds - Overtime 
Cemetery - Full Time 
Cemetery - Overtime 
Snow & Ice-Ex. Help/Overtime 
Total 

Contractual Services 
Engineer 

Engineer - Training & Conference 
Highway 

Highway - Repair Town Vehicles 
Highway - Training & Conference 
Tree 

Parks/Grounds 
Cemetery 

Road Machinery - Repair 
Public Street Lights 
Rubbish Collection & Disposal 
Snow & Ice - Repairs 
Snow & Ice - Misc. Services 
Total 

MATERIALS & SUPPLIES 
Engineer 
Highway 

Highway - Const. Supplies & Road Improvements 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (DPW) 

Stream Maintenance - Expenses 

Tree 

Parks/Grounds 

Cemetery 

Drainage Projects 

Snow & Ice - Sand & Salt 

Snow & Ice - Tools & Equipment 

Total 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



90,704 
205,370 
5,250 
992,505 
58,100 
12,584 
10,000 
10,000 
160,680 
6,370 
303,240 
17,920 
138,418 
9,860 
156.330 
2,177,331 



3,200 
2,000 
68,200 
96,400 
3,100 
3,000 
24,000 
4,100 
68,000 
190,000 
1,530,180 
16,245 
125.000 
2,133,425 



3,500 
39,000 
77,000 
106,570 
75,440 
1,000 
6,395 
17,900 
13,650 
48,000 
137,680 
4.000 
530,135 

19.500 

4.860.391 



SEWER 
Personnel Services 
Maintenance & Operations 
Total 



67,902 
110.350 
178,252 



TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 



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5.038.643 



Article 5A. Motion by John F. Doherty, III, "I move that the sum of $5.038.643 be 
appropriated for the Department of Pubhc Works; and to meet this appropriation $35.000 is 
to be transferred from sale of Cemetery Lots Account and the sum of $5.000 is to be 
transferred from Interest Cemetery Trust Funds and that both amounts be applied to line 
item Personnel Services Cemetery - Full Time and that the balance of $4.998.643 be raised 
from the FY-06 tax levy and other general revenues of the town." 



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
Board of Health 

Salary - Director 72,495 

Other Salaries 158,979 

Expenses 9,547 

Mental Health 31,621 

Furnishings & Equipmrny 

Total 272,642 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Salaries 5,040 

Expenses 100 

Total 5,140 

Planning & Conservation 

Salary - Director 64,393 

Other Salaries 171,330 

Expenses 13,975 

Furnishings & Equipment 900 

Total 250,598 

Building Inspector/Board of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 68,612 

Other Salaries 99,616 

Expenses 3,405 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 171,663 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 700.013 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Salary - Superintendent 
Other Salaries 
Overtime 

Part Time - Seasonal 
Heating Fuel 
Electricity 
Utilities 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 

TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Veterans Aid & Benefits 

Salary - Part Time Agent 
Expenses 

Assistance - Veterans 
Total 



101,272 
2,008,053 
45,380 
10,000 
500,000 
130,000 
97,000 
363,885 


3.255.590 



7,884 
1,850 
15.000 
24,734 



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Library 

Salary - Director 72,495 

Other Salaries 531,796 

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 32,867 

Expenses 124,614 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 761,772 

Recreation 

Salary - Director 58,692 

Other - Salaries 41,364 

Expenses 5,450 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 105,506 

Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 57,158 

Other Salaries 79,295 

Expenses 36.045 

Total 172,498 

Historical Commission 

Salaries 14,650 

Expenses 4,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 18,650 

Commission on Disabilities 

Salaries 200 

Expenses 300 

Total 500 

TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 1.083.660 

SCHOOLS 

Wilmington School Department 24,854,000 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 

Technical High School District 3.428.807 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 28.282.807 



ARTICLE 5B. Motion by John F. Doherty, III, "I move that the sum of $3.428.807 be 
appropriated for Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School 
District and to meet this appropriation $300,062 be transferred from the Overlay 
Reserve Fund and that the remaining balance of $3.128.745 be raised from the FY-06 
tax levy and other general revenues of the Town." Motion seconded and so voted. 



MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

Schools . 3,290,025 

Public Safety 1,041,300 

General Government 

Sewer 155,868 

Water 
Interest on Anticipation Notes & 

Authorization Fees & Misc. Debt 0.000 

TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 4.497.193 



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ARTICLE 5C. Motion by John F. Doherty, III, "I move that the sum of $4.497.193 be 
appropriated for Maturing Debt and Interest, and to meet this appropriation 
$126.994 be transferred from Available Funds - Free Cash and be applied to the hne 
item Maturing and Interest, Schools and that the sum of $260.500 be raised by 
transfer from Available Funds - Free Cash and be apphed to the line item Maturing 
Debt and Interest, Public Safety, and that the balance of $4.109.699 be raised from 
the FY-06 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town." Motion seconded and so 
voted. 



UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 

Insurance 705,320 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 5,825,600 

Veteran's Retirement 13,008 

Employee Retirement - Unused Sick Leave 25,000 

Medicare Employer's Contribution 395,000 

Salary Adjust. & Additional Costs 130,000 

Local Trans ./Training Conferences 5,000 

Out-of-State Travel 1,500 

Computer Maintenance & Expenses 65,000 

Records Storage 

Annual Audit 20,000 

Ambulance Billing 25,000 

Town Report 12,000 

Professional & Technical Services 140,000 

Reserve Fund 200.000 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 7,562,428 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 30.343.116 

STATUTORY CHARGES 

Current Year Overlay 700,000 

Retirement Contributions 2,566,703 

Offset Items 45,485 

Special Education 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 407,419 

MAPC (Ch. 688 of 1963) 5,564 

RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 13,000 

Metro Air Pollution Control District 6,069 

Mosquito Control Program 38,911 

M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 1,891,584 

Criminal Justice Training 2,300 

School Choice 4,006 

Charter Schools 8,971 

Essex County Tech Institute . 9.485 

TOTAL STATUTORY CHARGES 5,699,497 



ARTICLE 5D. Motion by John F. Doherty, III, "I move that the sum of $7.562.428 be 
appropriated for Unclassified and Reserve of which the sum of $79.649 be transferred 
from Water Department Available Funds and be apphed to the Unclassified and 
Reserve - Insurance Account; and that the sum of $209.139 be transferred from 
Water Department Available Funds and that the sum of $244.506 be transferred 
from Available Funds - Free Cash, the total of which $453.645 be applied to the 
Unclassified and Reserve - Employee Life and Health Insurance Account; and that 
the sum of $14.141 be transferred from Water Department Available Funds and be 
applied to the Unclassified and Reserve - Medicare Employee's Contribution 
Account; and that the remaining balance of $7.014.993 be raised from the FY-06 tax 
levy and other general revenues of the town." Motion seconded and so voted. 



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ARTICLE 6. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase of 
new and replacement capital equipment, including but not limited to the following items, and further 
to authorize the sale or turn in, if any, and for the use of the department so designated and to 
determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 
combination thereof: 

(a) Police Department 

Purchase of four (4) replacement police cruisers. 

Motion by Frank J. West, "I move that $104.000 be transferred from Available Funds - 
Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of four (4) replacement 
police cruisers for the Police Department, and further the sale, trade-in or other 
disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is hereby authorized." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $104.000. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the excavation and proper disposal of 
contaminated soil located on the town's former firing range and further to engage engineering, 
surveying and other professionals as may be necessary to carry out the foregoing; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that $123,000 be transferred from Available 
Funds - Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for the excavation and proper 
disposal of contaminated soil located on the town's former firing range and for the 
purpose of engaging engineering, surveying and other professionals as may be 
necessary to carry out the foregoing." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $123,000 . 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for engineering, surveying and other 
professional services to develop an accurate and detailed CIS mapping of the storm drainage system 
in order to implement the first of a three phase project to develop a "master plan" for the town's 
storm water drainage system; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Suzanne M. Sullivan, "I move that $70,000 be transferred from Available 
Funds - Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for engineering, surveying and 
other professional services for the purpose of developing an accurate and detailed 
GIS mapping of the storm drainage system to enable the implementation of the first 
of a three phase project to develop a master plan for the town's storm water drainage 
system." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
$70.000 . 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the town will vote to transfer from available funds in the Fiscal Year 2005 
budget, a sum or sums of money for the operation of various town departments and expenses; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Article 9A. Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that $356,500 be transferred from the 
following Fiscal Year 2005 accounts: 

Board of Assessors - ATB Costs - $60.000 : Public Works, Personnel Services, Highway - Full 
Time - $38.500: Public Works, Personnel Services - Town Engineer - Full Time - $10,000 : 
Public Works, Personnel Services, Tree - FuU Time - $5,000 : Public Works, Personnel 
Services, Parks & Grounds - Full Time - $8,000 : Public Works, Personnel Services, Highway 
- Seasonal - $3,500 : Public Works, Personnel Services Stream Maintenance - Seasonal 
$6,500: Public Works, Contractual Services - Public Street Lights - $13,000 : Public Works, 
Contractual Services - Rubbish Collection & Disposal - $130,000: Pubhc Works, Materials & 
Supplies, Highway - Construction Supplies & Road Improvements - $30,000 : Public Works, 
Materials & SuppHes - Drainage Projects - $30,000: Planning & Conservation, Salary - 
Director - $12,000 : Historical Commission, Salaries - $10.000 : Total $356.500 



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to the following fiscal year 2005 accounts: 



Public Works, Personnel Services, 
Snow & Ice - Extra Help/Overtime 

Public Works, Contractual Services, 
Snow & Ice - Miscellaneous Services 

Public Works, Contractual Services, 
Snow & Ice - Salt & Sand 

Total 



120.000 
$356.500 



106,500 



130,000 



Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

Article 9B. Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that $300.000 be transferred from the 
Overlay Surplus Account to the fiscal year 2005 Unclassified & Reserve - Employee Health 
and Life Insurance Account. Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded 
and so voted. 

Article 9C. Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that $157.100 be transferred from the 
following fiscal year 2005 accounts: 

Public Safety Central Dispatch, Personnel Services, $40.000 : Unclassified & Reserve, 
Professional & Technical Services, $70.000 : Medicare, $10.000: Salary Adjustments and 
Additional Costs, $25.000: Employee Retirement and Unused Sick Leave, $4.000 : 
Capital Outlay - Town Hall Roof, $8.100 : Total $157. 100 

To the following fiscal year 2005 accounts: 

Pubhc Buildings - Heating Fuel 52, 100 

Fire, Salary - Overtime 25,000 

Town Counsel - Legal Services 80.000 



Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 
Random draw begins at Article #10. 

ARTICLE 10 . (drawn as #11) To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of 
providing senior citizen work opportunities for services rendered to the town in accordance with the 
Town's Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that $10.000 be transferred and appropriated 
from the FY-06 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the 
Town Manager for the purpose of providing senior citizen work opportunities for 
services rendered to the town in accordance with the town's Senior Citizen Tax Work- 
Off Program." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, $10,000. 

ARTICLE 11. (drawn as #13) To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of $5,000 for the observance of 
Memorial Day and Veterans' Day; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that $5.000 be raised and appropriated to be 
spent by the Town Manager for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $5.000. 



Total 



$157.100 



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ARTICLE 12. (drawn as #23) To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of $750.00 each (a total of 
$2,250) for the purpose of renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General 
Laws as amended, the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. Marine Corp League in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Chapter; 

c. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Frank J. West, "I move that $750.00 each (a total of $2,250) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY-06 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by 
the Town Manager for the purpose of renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 
40 of the General Laws as amended, the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. Marine Corp League in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Chapter; 

c. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion." 

Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $2.250. 

ARTICLE 13. (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to designate the Wilmington Skate Park 
located on the grounds of the Shawsheen School as a lasting memorial to Justin A. O'Neil by naming 
said park in his honor; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Frank J. West, "I move that the town vote to designate the Wilmington Skate 
Park located on the grounds of the Shawsheen School as a lasting memorial to Justin A. 
O'Neil by naming said park "The Justin Andrew O'Neil Memorial Skate Park." Motion 
seconded and so voted, unanimously. 




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ARTICLE 14. (drawn as #24) To see if the town will vote to authorize or reauthorize as the case may 
be revolving accounts pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E Vi for the various boards, 
commissions, departments and agencies of the town; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Suzanne M. Sullivan, "I move that the town vote to reauthorize the following 
revolving accounts pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E as follows: First a Compost 
Bin Revolving Fund with an established spending limit of $4.500 . with the source of 
revenues being the sale of composting bins, the spending authority being the Town Manager 
and the purpose for which money may be spent is the purchase of composting bins; and a 
second revolving fund, the Subsurface Sewage Disposal Upgrade Revolving Fund with an 
established spending limit of $200.000 . with the source of revenues being betterment receipts 
and other loan repayments from property owners participating in said program, the purpose 
of expenditures being the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems and the 
repayment to the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust of any funds advanced to 
the town for this purpose, and the spending authority being the Board of Health with the 
approval of the Town Manager." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion 
seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 15. (drawn as #14) To see if the town will vote to accept as a public way the following 
described streets, as recommended by the Planning Board and laid out by the Selectman 
(Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 41 and Ch. 82 as amended) and shown on certain Definitive 
Subdivision plans approved in accordance with "Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of 
Land in the Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts," and which plans are recorded at the Middlesex 
North Registry of Deeds (M.N.R.D) copies of which are on file in the office of the Town Clerk and to 
authorize the Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain such land, slope and 
drainage or other easements as may be necessary to affect the purpose of this Article, and further to 
raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a 
sum of money to be spent by the Town Manager with the approval of the Board of Selectmen for the 
purpose of recording said ways and for the payment of any damages from the fee taking of land and 
easements or other related costs therefore: 

a. Sachem Circle - Beginning at a point at the northerly side of Sachem Circle which is twenty- 
eight and sixty-seven hundredths (28.67') feet along a curve to the right of radius thirty 
(30.00') feet from a stone bound on the northeasterly sideline of Elizabeth Drive, thence along 
a curve to the left of radius thirty (30.00') feet a distance of eighteen and forty-six 
hundredths (18.46') feet to a stone bound, thence along a curve to the right in a northeasterly 
direction of radius one hundred twenty-five (125.00') feet a distance of seventy-six and sixty- 
one hundredths (76.61') feet to a stone bound, thence S 85°-00'-00" E a distance of one 
hundred sixty-two and seventy hundredths (162.70') feet to a stone bound. Thence along a 
curve to the right in a southeasterly direction of radius one hundred twenty-five (125.00') feet 
a length of fifty-four and fifty-four hundredths (54.54') to a stone bound. Thence S 60°-00'- 
00" E a distance of one hundred one (101.00') feet to a stone bound. Thence along a curve to 
the left of radius thirty feet (30.00') a length of twenty-seven and forty hundredths (27.40') 
feet to a stone bound. Thence around the cul-de-sac of radius sixty (60.00') feet to the right a 
length of two hundred ninety-eight feet and ten hundredths (298.10') to a stone bound. 
Thence along a curve to the left of radius thirty (30.00') feet a length of twenty-seven and 
forty hundredths (27.40') feet to a stone bound. Thence N 60°-00'-00" W a distance of ninety- 
four (94.00') feet to a stone bound. Thence along a curve to the left, in a northwesterly 
direction, of radius seventy-five (75.00') feet a length of thirty-two and seventy-three 
hundredths (32.73') feet to a stone bound. Thence N 85''-00'-00" W a distance of one hundred 
sixty-two and seventy hundredths (162.70') feet to a stone bound. Thence along a curve to 
the left of radius seventy-five (75.00') feet a length of forty-five and ninety-seven hundredths 
(45.97') feet to a stone bound. Thence again along a curve to the left in a southwesterly 
direction of radius thirty (30.00') feet a length of fifteen and sixty-three hundredths (15.63') 
feet to a point. Thence N 32°-24'-45" W a distance of fifty-nine and fifty-three hundredths 
(59.53') feet across Sachem Circle roadway to the point of beginning. 



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The roadway parcel described above is Sachem Circle. It encompasses approximately 31,324 
square feet and is shown on the plan entitled "Acceptance Plan of Sachem Circle, STA 0+0 to 
STA 5+15.95, Wilmington MA." dated September 15, 2004, Scale 1"= 40', drawn by K.J. 
Miller Co. Inc. Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, 106 West Street, Wilmington, Mass.; or 
do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Raymond N. Lepore reads the same as the above article. Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Planning Board recommends approval because this street was 
constructed through the subdivision control process and the work has been completed. 
Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 16. (drawn as #5) To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust or otherwise 
borrow pursuant to any appUcable statute a sum of money to be spent by the Town Manager 
pursuant to agreements hereinafter to be executed by and between the Wilmington Board of Health 
and owners of property used for human occupation in the town, for the purpose of implementing a 
bettermentAoan program of advancing loans to be repaid by such property owners from betterments 
pursuant to Chapter 111, Section 127 B of the General Laws of the Commonwealth, to improve the 
pubhc health of such property used for human occupation by advancing funds to pay for repairs, 
replacements or upgrades to septic systems and other costs specified in Chapter 29C of the General 
Laws; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Gregory Erickson, Board of Health Director, "I move that $200.000 be 
appropriated for the purpose of financing the following water pollution abatement facility 
projects: repair, replacement and/or upgrade of septic systems pursuant to agreements 
between the Board of Health and residential property owners, including without limitation 
all costs thereof as defined in Section 1 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws; that to meet this 
appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to 
borrow $200.000 and issue bonds or notes therefore under General Law Chapter 111, Section 
127B 1/2 and/or Chapter 29C of the General Laws or any other applicable statute; that 
project and financing costs shall be repaid by the property owners in accordance with those 
agreements, but such bonds or notes shall be general obhgations of the town; that the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow aU or a 
portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust 
established pursuant to Chapter 29C and in connection therewith to enter into a grant loan 
agreement and/or security agreement with the Trust and otherwise contract with the Trust 
and the Department of Environmental Protection with respect to such loan and for any 
federal or state aid available for the projects or for the financing thereof; and that the Town 
Manager is authorized to enter into a project regulatory agreement with the Department of 
Environmental Protection, to expend all funds available for the projects and to take any 
other action necessary to carry out the projects. Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted unanimously, $200.000. 

ARTICLE 17. (drawn as #12) To see if the town will vote to continue its participation in the 
Massachusetts Water Resource Authority financial assistance program which provides grants and 
interest free loans for the purpose of funding an infiltration and inflow reduction and sewer system 
rehabilitation program and to authorize the Selectmen and/or Town Manager to accept said grants 
and to execute documents relative to the interest free loans as may be required; and further to 
appropriate said funds for engineering services, construction or reconstruction of sewers, sewerage 
systems and sewage disposal facUities and appurtenances and to determine how the same shall be 
raised whether by taxation, transfer or borrowing or any combination thereof; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Joseph Balliro, Water & Sewer Commission, "I move that the town's participation 
in the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority financial assistance program providing for a 
grant of $102.600 and an interest free loan of $125,400 all for the purpose of funding an 
infiltration and inflow reduction and sewer system rehabilitation program be continued and 
the Board of Selectmen and/or Town Manager be authorized to accept said grants and to 
execute documents relative to the interest free loans as may be required." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

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ARTICLE 18. (drawn as #15) To see if the town will vote to amend the Revised By-laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington by adding a new Section 48 to Chapter 5 as follows: 

Wetlands Protection 

I. Purpose 

The purpose of this by-law is to protect the wetlands, water resources, and adjoining land areas in 
the Town of Wilmington by controlling activities deemed by the Conservation Commission likely to 
have a significant or cumulative effect upon resource area values, including but not limited to the 
following: public or private water supply, groundwater, flood control, erosion and sedimentation 
control, storm damage prevention including coastal storm flowage, water quality, water pollution 
control, fisheries, wildlife habitat, rare species habitat including rare plant species, agriculture, 
aquaculture, and recreation values, deemed important to the community (collectively, the "resource 
area values protected by this by-law"). This by-law is intended to utilize the Home Rule authority of 
this municipality to protect additional resource areas, for additional values, with additional 
standards and procedures stricter than those of the Wetlands Protection Act (G.L. Ch. 131 §40) and 
Regulations thereunder (310 CMR 10.00), subject, however, to the rights and benefits accorded to 
agricultural uses and structures of all kinds under the laws of the Commonwealth. 

II. Jurisdiction 

Except as permitted by the Conservation Commission or as provided in this by-law, no person shall 
commence to remove, fill, dredge, build upon, degrade, discharge into, or otherwise alter the 
following resource areas: any freshwater or coastal wetlands; marshes; wet meadows; bogs; swamps; 
vernal pools; banks; beaches, reservoirs; lakes; ponds of any size; rivers; streams; creeks; lands under 
water bodies; lands subject to flooding or inundation by groundwater or surface water; lands subject 
to flooding; and lands abutting any of the aforesaid resource areas as set out in §VII (collectively the 
"resource areas protected by this by-law"). Said resource areas shall be protected whether or not 
they border surface waters. 

III. Exemptions and Exceptions 

The application and permit required by this by-law shall not be required for work performed for 
normal maintenance or improvement of land in agricultural use as defined by the Wetlands 
Protection Act Regulations at 310 CMR 10.04. 

The application and permit required by this by-law shall not be required for maintaining, repairing, 
or replacing, but not substantially changing or enlarging, an existing and lawfully located structure 
or facility used in the service of the public to provide electric, gas, water, telephone, telegraph, or 
other telecommunication services, provided that written notice has been given to the Conservation 
Commission prior to commencement of work, and provided that the work conforms to any 
performance standards and design specifications in regulations adopted by the Commission. 

The application and permit required by this by-law shall not be required for emergency projects 
necessary for the protection of the health and safety of the public, provided that the work is to be 
performed by or has been ordered to be performed by an agency of the Commonwealth or a political 
subdivision thereof; provided that advance written notice has been given to the Commission prior to 
commencement of work or within 24 hours after commencement; provided that the Commission or 
its agent certifies the work as an emergency project; provided that the work is performed only for the 
time and place certified by the Commission for the limited purposes necessary to abate the 
emergency; and provided that within 21 days of commencement of an emergency project a permit 
application shall be filed with the Commission for review as provided by this by-law. Upon failure to 
meet these and other requirements of the Commission, the Commission may, after notice and a 
public hearing, revoke or modify an emergency project approval and order restoration and mitigation 
measures. Emergency certification is not intended to be sought or granted repeatedly in place of the 
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Other than stated in this section, the exceptions provided in the Wetlands Protection Act (G.L. Ch. 
131 §40) and Regulations (310 CMR 10.00) shall not apply under this by-law. 

IV. Applications and Fees 

Written application shall be filed with the Conservation Commission to perform activities affecting 
resource areas protected by this by-law. The permit application shall include such information and 
plans as are deemed necessary by the Commission to describe proposed activities and their effects on 
the resource areas protected by this by-law. An application is not complete until such materials have 
been filed. No activities shall commence unless and until the applicant has received and is in 
compliance with a permit issued pursuant to this by-law. 

The Commission in an appropriate case may accept as the appHcation and plans under this by-law 
any application and plans filed under the Wetlands Protection Act (G.L. Ch. 131 §40) and 
Regulations (310 CMR 10.00). 

Any person desiring to know whether or not a proposed activity or an area is subject to this by-law 
may in writing request a determination from the Commission. Such a Request for Determination of 
Applicability (RDA) shall include information and plans as are deemed necessary by the 
Commission. 

At the time of an application, the applicant shall pay a filing fee specified in Section XII of the 
Wilmington Wetlands Protection By-law. The fee is in addition to that required by the Wetlands 
Protection Act and Regulations. 

V. Hiring Outside Consultants 

The Conservation Commission may impose upon and collect from applicants under the Wetlands 
Protection Act reasonable fees for the employment of outside consultants, engaged by the 
Conservation Commission, for services deemed necessary by the Commission to adequately review 
an application submitted to the Conservation Commission pursuant to the requirements of the 
Wetlands Protection Act (GL Ch. 131, s 40), the Conservation Commission Act (GL Ch. 40 x. 8C) or 
any other state or municipal statute, ordinance or regulation, as they may be amended or enacted 
from time to time, as well as such other submissions to the Commission in connection with or related 
to such application. 

Funds received by the Conservation Commission pursuant to this section shall be deposited with the 
Town Treasurer who shall establish a special account for this purpose. Expenditures from this 
special account may be made at the direction of the Conservation Commission without further 
appropriation as provided in GL Ch. 44, s 53G. Expenditures from this account shall be made only 
in connection with the review of a specific project or projects for which a consultant fee has been 
collected from the applicant. After the applicant has presented his/her project to the Commission at 
a hearing, the members shall determine whether an outside consultant will be necessary in order for 
the Commission to make a fully informed decision on the appUcation. The Commission shall give 
written notice to the applicant of the selection of an outside consultant, which notice shall state the 
identity of the consultant, the amount of the fee to be charged to the appUcant, and a request for 
payment of said fee in its entirety. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given on the date it is 
mailed or delivered. No such costs or expenses shall be incurred by the applicant if the application 
or request is withdrawn within five days of the date notice is given. 

The fee must be received in its entirety prior to the institution of consulting services. The 
Commission may request additional consultant fees if necessary review requires a larger 
expenditure than originally anticipated or new information requires additional consultant services. 
Failure by the applicant to pay the consultant fee specified by the Commission within ten (10) 
business days of the request for payment shall be cause for the Commission to deny the permit for 
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The applicant may appeal the selection of the outside consultant to the Board of Selectmen, who may 
disqualify the outside consultant selected only on the grounds that the consultant has a conflict of 
interest or does not possess the minimum required qualifications. The minimum qualifications shall 
consist of either an educational degree or three or more years of practice in the field at issue or a 
related field. Such an appeal must be in writing and received by the Board of Selectmen and a copy 
received by the Conservation Commission, so as to be received within ten (10) days of the date 
consultant fees were requested by the Conservation Commission. The required time Umits for action 
upon the application shall be extended by the duration of the administrative appeal. 

VI. Notice and Hearings 

Any person filing a permit or other application or RDA with the Commission shall, at the same time, 
give written notice thereof, by certified mail (return receipt requested) or hand delivered, to all 
abutters at their mailing addresses shown on the most recent appUcable tax list of the assessors, 
including owners of land directly opposite on any public or private street or way, and abutters to the 
abutters within 300 feet of the property line of the applicant, including any in another municipaUty 
or across a body of water. The notice to abutters shall have enclosed a copy of the application or 
request, with plans, or shall state where copies may be examined and obtained by abutters. An 
affidavit of the person providing such notice, with a copy of the notice mailed or deUvered, shall be 
filed with the Commission. When a person requesting a determination is other than the owner, the 
request, the notice of the hearing, and the determination itself shall be sent by the Commission to 
the owner as well as to the person making the request. 

The Commission shall conduct a public hearing on any permit application, Abbreviated Notice of 
Resource Area Delineation (ANRAD) or RDA, with written notice given at the expense of the 
apphcant, at least five business days prior to the hearing, in a newspaper of general circulation in 
the municipaUty. The Commission shall commence the public hearing within 21 days from receipt of 
a completed permit application, ANRAD or RDA unless an extension is authorized in writing by the 
applicant. The Commission shall have authority to continue the hearing to a specific date 
announced at the hearing, for reasons stated at the hearing, which may include the need for 
additional information from the applicant or others deemed necessary by the Commission in its 
discretion, based on comments and recommendations of the boards and officials listed in §VII. 

The Commission shall issue its permit, other order or determination in writing within 21 days of the 
close of the public hearing thereon unless an extension is authorized in writing by the apphcant. 

The Commission in an appropriate case may combine its hearing under this by-law with the hearing 
conducted under the Wetlands Protection Act (G.L. Ch. 131 §40) and Regulations (310 CMR 10.00). 

VII. Coordination with Other Boards 

Any person filing a permit application or RDA with the Conservation Commission shall provide a 
copy thereof at the same time, by certified mail (return receipt requested) or hand deUvery, to the 
Town Engineer, and Building Inspector. A copy shall be provided in the same manner to the 
Conservation Commission of the adjoining municipaUty, if the appUcation or RDA pertains to 
property within 300 feet of that municipaUty. An affidavit of the person providing notice, with a 
copy of the notice mailed or delivered, shall be filed with the Commission. The Commission shall not 
take final action until the boards and officials have had 14 days from receipt of notice to file written 
comments and recommendations with the Commission, which the Commission shaU take into 
account but which shall not be binding on the Commission. The applicant shall have the right to 
receive any comments and recommendations, and to respond to them at a hearing of the 
Commission, prior to final action. 

VIII. Permits and Conditions 

If the Conservation Commission, after a public hearing, determines that the activities which are 
subject to the permit application or the land and water uses which will result therefrom, are likely to 
have a significant individual or cumulative effect upon the resource area values protected by this by- 
law, the Commission, within 21 days of the close of the hearing, shall issue or deny a permit for the 
activities requested. If it issues a permit, the Commission shall impose conditions which the 



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Commission deems necessary or desirable to protect those values, and all activities shall be done in 
accordance with those conditions. The Commission shall take into account the cumulative adverse 
effects of loss, degradation, isolation, and replication of protected resource areas throughout the 
community and the watershed, resulting from past activities, permitted and exempt, and foreseeable 
future activities. 

Where no conditions are adequate to protect those resource values, the Commission is empowered to 
deny a permit for failure to meet the requirements of this by-law. It may also deny a permit: for 
failure to submit necessary information and plans requested by the Commission; for failure to meet 
the design specifications, performance standards, and other requirements of the Commission; or for 
failure to avoid or prevent unacceptable significant or cumulative effects upon the resource area 
values protected by this by-law. Due consideration shall be given to any demonstrated hardship on 
the applicant by reason of denial, as presented at the pubhc hearing. 

Lands within 200 feet of rivers, ponds and lakes, and lands within 100 feet of other resource areas, 
are presumed important to the protection of these resources because activities undertaken in close 
proximity to resource areas have a high likelihood of adverse impact upon the wetland or other 
resource, either immediately, as a consequence of construction, or over time, as a consequence of 
daily operation or existence of the activities. These adverse impacts from construction and use can 
include, without limitation, erosion, siltation, loss of groundwater recharge, poor water quahty, and 
loss of wildlife habitat. The Commission may therefore establish performance standards for 
protection of such lands including without Umitation strips of continuous, undisturbed vegetative 
cover within the 200-foot or 100-foot area, or other form of work limit or setback to buildings, roads, 
landscaping and other features, unless the applicant convinces the Commission that the area or part 
of it may be disturbed without harm to the values protected by the by-law. The specific size and type 
of protected area is established in this section of the By-law. 

In the review of areas within 200 feet of rivers, ponds and lakes, no permit issued hereunder shall 
permit any activities unless the appUcant, in addition to meeting the otherwise apphcable 
requirements of this by-law, has proved by a preponderance of the evidence that (1) there is no 
practicable alternative to the proposed project with less adverse effects, and that (2) such activities, 
including proposed mitigation measures, will have no significant adverse impact on the areas or 
values protected by this by-law. The Commission shall regard as practicable an alternative which is 
reasonably available and capable of being done after taking into consideration the proposed property 
use, overall project purpose (e.g., residential, institutional, commercial, or industrial purpose), 
logistics, existing technology, costs of the alternatives, and overall project costs. 

A "No-Disturb" area of 15 feet shall be in effect around wetland resources for new construction. No 
single family home or structure shall be built closer than 25 feet from a wetland resource area, and 
no industrial or commercial structure or multifamily home shall be situated any closer than 50 feet 
from a wetland resource area. 

To prevent wetland loss, the Commission shall require applicants to avoid wetlands alteration 
wherever feasible; shall minimize wetlands alteration; and, where alteration is unavoidable, shall 
require full mitigation. The Commission may authorize or require replication of wetlands as a form 
of mitigation, but only with adequate security, professional design, and monitoring to assure success, 
because of the high likelihood of failure of replication. Replication shall be done on at least a 2:1 
ratio for each square foot of wetland altered. 

The Commission may require a wildlife habitat study of the project area, to be paid for by the 
applicant, whenever it deems appropriate, regardless of the type of resource area or the amount or 
type of alteration proposed. The decision shall be based upon the Commission's estimation of the 
importance of the habitat area considering (but not limited to) such factors as proximity to other 
areas suitable for wildlife, importance of wildhfe "corridors" in the area, or possible presence of rare 
species in the area. The work shall be performed by an individual who at least meets the 
qualifications set out in the wildlife habitat section of the Wetlands Protection Act Regulations (310 
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The Commission shall presume that all areas meeting the definition of "vernal pools" under §X of 
this by-law, including the 100-foot adjacent area, perform essential habitat functions. This 
presumption may be overcome only by the presentation of credible evidence which, in the judgment 
of the Commission, demonstrates that the basin or depression does not provide essential habitat 
functions. Any formal evaluation should be performed by an individual meeting the quaUfications 
under the wildlife habitat section of the Wetlands Protection Act Regulations (310 CMR 10.60) 

A permit shall expire three years from the date of issuance. Notwithstanding the above, the 
Commission in its discretion may issue a permit expiring five years from the date of issuance for 
recurring or continuous maintenance work, provided that annual notification of the time and 
location of work is given to the Commission. Any permit may be renewed for an additional one-year 
period, provided that a request for a renewal is received in writing by the Commission prior to 
expiration. Notwithstanding the above, a permit may identify requirements which shall be 
enforceable for a stated number of years, indefinitely, or until permanent protection is in place, and 
shall apply to all owners of the land. 

For good cause, the Commission may revoke any permit, other order, determination or other decision 
issued under this by-law after notice to the holder of the permit, the public, abutters, and town 
boards, pursuant to §VI and §VII, and a pubhc hearing. Amendments to permits or determinations 
shall be handled in the manner set out in the Wetlands Protection Act Regulations and policies 
thereunder. 

The Commission in an appropriate case may combine the decision issued under this by-law with the 
Order of Conditions (OOC), Order of Resource Area Delineation (ORAD), Determination of 
Applicability, or Certificate of Compliance (COC) issued under the Wetlands Protection Act and its 
Regulations. 

No work proposed in any application shall be undertaken until the permit, ORAD or determination 
issued by the Commission with respect to such work has been recorded in the Middlesex North 
Registry of Deeds or, if the land affected is registered land, in the registry section of the Land Court, 
and until the holder of the permit certifies in writing to the Commission that the document has been 
recorded. If the applicant fails to perform, the Commission may record the documents itself. 

IX. By-law Changes 

Changes to the By-law shall be accomplished by vote of Town Meeting. This Wilmington Wetlands 
By-law does not give the Conservation Commission authority to promulgate regulations. 

X. Definitions 

The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and implementation of this by-law. The 
term "alter" shall include, without limitation, the following activities when undertaken to, upon, 
within or affecting resource areas protected by this by-law: 

A. Removal, excavation, or dredging of soil, sand, gravel, or aggregate materials of any kind. 

B. Changing of pre-existing drainage characteristics, flushing characteristics, salinity 
distribution, sedimentation patterns, flow patterns, or flood retention characteristics. 

C. Drainage, or other disturbance of water level or water table. 

D. Dumping, discharging, or filling with any material which may degrade water quality. 

E. Placing of fill, or removal of material, which would alter elevation. 

F. Driving of piles, erection, expansion or repair of buildings, or structures of any kind. 

G. Placing of obstructions or objects in water. 

H. Destruction of plant Ufe including cutting or trimming of trees and shrubs. 

I. Changing temperature, biochemical oxygen demand, or other physical, biological, or chemical 
characteristics of any waters. 

J. Any activities, changes, or work which may cause or tend to contribute to pollution of any 
body of water or groundwater. 

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K. Incremental activities, which have, or may have, a cumulative adverse impact on the 
resource areas protected by this by-law. 

The term "bank" shall include the land area which normally abuts and confines a water body; the 
lower boundary being the mean annual low flow level, and the upper boundary being the first 
observable break in the slope or the mean annual flood level, whichever is higher. 

The term "bogs" shall include areas where standing or slowly running water is near or at the surface 
during a normal growing season and where a vegetational community has a significant portion of the 
ground or water surface covered with sphagnum moss (Sphagnum) and where the vegetational 
community is made up of a significant portion of one or more of, but not limited to nor necessarily 
including all, of the following plants or groups of plants: aster (Aster nemoralis), azaleas 
(Rhododendron canadense and R. viscosum), black spruce (Picea mariana), bog cotton (Eriophorum), 
cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), high-bush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), larch (Larix 
laricina), laurels (Kalmia angustifolia and K. polifolid), leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata), 
orchids (Arethusa, Calopogon, Pogonia), pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea), sedges (Cyperaceae), 
sundews (Droseraceae), sweet gale (Myrica gale), white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides). 

The term "person" shall include any individual, group of individuals, association, partnership, 
corporation, company, business organization, trust, estate, the Commonwealth or political 
subdivision thereof to the extent subject to town by-laws, administrative agency, pubhc or quasi- 
public corporation or body, this municipality, and any other legal entity, its legal representatives, 
agents, or assigns. 

The term "pond" shall follow the definition of 310 CMR 10.04 except that the size threshold of 10,000 
square feet shall not apply. 

The term "rare species" shall include, without limitation, all vertebrate and invertebrate animal and 
all plant species listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern by the Massachusetts 
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, regardless of whether the site in which they occur has been 
previously identified by the Division. 

The term "vernal pool" shall include, in addition to scientific definitions found in the regulations 
under the Wetlands Protection Act, any confined basin or depression not occurring in existing lawns, 
gardens, landscaped areas or driveways which, at least in most years, holds water for a minimum of 
two continuous months during the spring and/or summer, contains at least 200 cubic feet of water at 
some time during most years, is free of adult predatory fish populations, and provides essential 
breeding and rearing habitat functions for amphibian, reptile or other vernal pool community 
species, regardless of whether the site has been certified by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries 
and Wildlife. The boundary of the resource area for vernal pools shall be 100 feet outward from the 
mean annual high-water line defining the depression, but shall not include existing lawns, gardens, 
landscaped or developed areas. All state certified Vernal Pools shall be considered as protected 
resource areas. 

Except as otherwise provided in this by-law of the Conservation Commission, the definitions of terms 
and procedures in this by-law shall be as set forth in the Wetlands Protection Act (G.L. Ch. 131 §40) 
and Regulations (310 CMR 10.00). 

XI. Security 

As part of a permit issued under this by-law, in addition to any security required by any other 
municipal or state board, agency, or official, the Conservation Commission may require that the 
performance and observance of the conditions imposed thereunder (including conditions requiring 
mitigation work) be secured whoUy or in part by one or more of the methods described below. Costs 
will be determined by an independent consultant hired by the Conservation Commission at the 
apphcant's expense. 

A. By a proper bond or deposit of money or negotiable securities or other undertaking of 

financial responsibility sufficient in the opinion of the Commission, to be released in whole or 
in part upon issuance of a Certificate of Compliance for work performed pursuant to the 
permit. 



B. By accepting a conservation restriction, easement, or other covenant enforceable in a court of 
law, executed and duly recorded by the owner of record, running with the land to the benefit 
of this municipality whereby the permit conditions shall be performed and observed before 
any lot may be conveyed other than by mortgage deed. This method shall be used only with 
the consent of the applicant. 

XII. Enforcement 

No person shall remove, fill, dredge, build upon, degrade, or otherwise alter resource areas protected 
by this by-law, or cause, suffer, or allow such activity, or leave in place unauthorized fill, or 
otherwise fail to restore illegally altered land to its original condition, or fail to comply with a permit 
or an enforcement order issued pursuant to this by-law. 

The Conservation Commission, its agents, officers, and employees shall have authority to enter upon 
privately owned land for the purpose of performing their duties under this by-law and may make or 
cause to be made such examinations, surveys, or sampling as the Commission deems necessary, 
subject to the constitutions and laws of the United States and the Commonwealth. 

The Commission shall have authority to enforce this by-law, and permits issued thereunder by 
violation notices, non-criminal citations under G.L. Ch. 40 §2 ID, and civil and criminal court actions. 
Any person who violates provisions of this by-law may be ordered to restore the property to its 
original condition and take other action deemed necessary to remedy such violations, or may be 
fined, or both. 

Upon request of the Commission, the Board of Selectmen and Town Counsel may take legal action 
for enforcement under civil law. Upon request of the Commission, the Chief of Pohce may take legal 
action for enforcement under criminal law. These remedies are cumulative and not mutually 
exclusive. 

Municipal boards and officers, including any police officer or other officer having police powers, shall 
have authority to assist the Commission in enforcement. 

Any person who violates any provision of this by-law, permits, or administrative orders issued 
thereunder, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300. Each day or portion thereof during 
which a violation continues, or unauthorized fill or other alteration remains in place, shall constitute 
a separate offense, and each provision of the by-law, regulations, permits, or administrative orders 
violated shall constitute a separate offense. 

Fines may be assessed according to the schedule below. First offense fines may be waived at the 
discretion of the Commission or its agent, provided the offender presents the Commission or agent 
with an acceptable timeline. 



Unauthorized 
Activity in Buffer 
Zone 



Unauthorized Activity in 
Wetlands Resource Area 



Noncompliance with an 
Order of Conditions or 
Enforcement Order or 
Violation Notice 



First offense 



$25 



$50 



$50 



Second offense 



$50 



$150 



$200 



Third offense (and any 
subsequent offense) 



$300 



$300 



$300 



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As an alternative to criminal prosecution in a specific case, the Commission may issue citations 
under the non-criminal disposition procedure set forth in G.L. Ch. 40 §21D, which has been adopted 
by the town in Section 38 of the general by-laws. 

XIII. Burden of Proof 

The applicant for a permit shall have the burden of proving by a preponderance of the credible 
evidence that the work proposed in the permit application wiU not have unacceptable significant or 
cumulative effect upon the resource area values protected by this by-law. Failure to provide 
adequate evidence to the Conservation Commission supporting this btirden shall be sufficient cause 
for the Commission to deny a permit or grant a permit with conditions. 

XIV. Appeals 

A decision of the Conservation Commission shall be reviewable in the Superior Court in accordance 
with G.L. Ch. 249 §4. 

XV. Relation to the Wetlands Protection Act 

This by-law is adopted under the Home Rule Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution and the 
Home Rule statutes, independent of the Wetlands Protection Act (G.L. Ch. 131 §40) and Regulations 
(310 CMR 10.00) thereunder. 

XVI. SeverabiUty 

The invahdity of any section or provision of this by-law shall not invalidate any other section or 
provision thereof, nor shall it invaHdate any permit, approval or determination which previously has 
been issued; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Judy Waterhouse, Conservation Commission Chairman, "I move to take no 
action." Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 19. (Drawn as #3) To see if the town wiU vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by taking the following action: 

1.) Amend Section 5.3.4 Hammerhead Lots by deleting the existing Section 5.3.4 and 
substituting the following provision: 

Hammerhead Lots - are allowed in the residential districts, not including the Planned 
Residential Development district, subject to the following criteria; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Sorrentino, Chairman of the Planning Board, "I move that the Zoning 
By-law of the Town of Wilmington be amended by taking the following action: Amend Section 
5.3.4 Hammerhead Lots by deleting the existing section 5.3.4 which currently reads as 
follows: 

Hammerhead Lots - In the residential districts hammerhead lots may be authorized by 
special permit from the Board of Appeals provided the Board of Appeals finds that the 
safeguards provided for the particular site are adequate for pubhc safety, welfare and 
convenience, and subject to the following special criteria: 

and substitute the following: 

5.3.4 Hammerhead Lots - are allowed in the residential districts, not including the 
Planned Residential Development district, subject to the following criteria: 



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Finance Committee recommends approval. The Planning Board recommends approval of 
this article which will simplify the Board of Appeals process by allowing hammerhead lots by 
right. The requirement to obtain a special permit would be eliminated. The forty-foot 
frontage requirement would remain the same. Karl Sagal and Edward Loud, Associate 
members of the Board of Appeals spoke against this article. Board of Appeals does not 
approve of this change. Motion seconded and so voted. Yes 66 No 130. Article is defeated. 

ARTICLE 20. (drawn as #18) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by taking the following actions: 

1.) Amend Section 4.2 Accessory Apartments by deleting existing section 4.2 and 
substituting the following provision: 

4.2 Accessory Apartments - An accessory apartment is authorized as an accessory 
use in a single family dwelling subject to the following conditions; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Sorrentino, Planning Board Chairman, "I move that the Zoning By-law 
of the Town of Wilmington be amended by taking the following action: 

Amend Section 4.2 Accessory Apartments by deleting existing Section 4.2, which currently 
reads as follows: 

Accessory Apartments - An accessory apartment is authorized as an accessory use in a single 
family dwelling existing for five years from the date of initial occupancy subject to the 
following conditions: 

and substitute the following: 

4.2 Accessory Apartments - An accessory apartment is authorized as an accessory use in 
a single family dwelling subject to the following conditions: 

Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends approval of this 
article which eliminates the requirement that a home be in existence for five years prior to 
pursuing an application for a special permit to add an accessory apartment. Much discussion 
followed on this article as voters stated their opinions both for and against the change. 
Motion seconded and so voted. Yes 134 No 32. Article approved. 

ARTICLE 21. (drawn as #10) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by taking the following action: 

1. ) Amend Section 6.6.8.1 Special Permit Granting Authority by deleting the phrase 

Section 8.5 and substituting the phrase Section 10.5. 

2. ) Amend Section 6.6.8.1 Special Permit Granting Authority by deleting the phrase 

Section 8.5.9 and substituting the phrase Section 10.5.9; or do anything in relation 
thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Sorrentino, Planning Board Chairman, "I move that the Zoning By-law 
of the Town of Wilmington be amended by taking the following actions: 

1. ) Amend Section 6.6.8.1 Special Permit Granting Authority by deleting the phrase 

Section 8.5 and substituting the phrase Section 10.5. 

2. ) Amend Section 6.6.8.1 Special Permit Granting Authority by deleting the phrase 

Section 8.5.9 and substituting the phrase Section 10.5.9 



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Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends approval of this 
article, which is a "housekeeping" article. The reference to Section 8.5 is to the Design 
Process for a Conservation Subdivison when it is meant to refer to the section concerning 
enforcement (10.5). In the second part of the article, the reference to Section 8.5.9 is to a 
section that no longer exists. It is meant to refer to the section concerning enforcement 
(10.5). Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 22. (drawn as #21) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by taking the following action: 

1. ) Amend Section 6.8.6 Procedure for a Special Permit and Site Plan Review by deleting 

the phrase Section 8.5 and substituting the phrase Section 10.5. 

2. ) Amend Section 6.8.7.2 Criteria for Granting Special Permit by deleting the phrase 

Section 8.5 and substituting the phrase Section 10.5; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Sorrentino, Planning Board Chairman, "I move that the Zoning By-law 
of the Town of Wilmington be amended by taking the following actions: 

1. ) Amend Section 6.8.6 Procedure for a Special Permit and Site Plan Review by deleting 

the phrase Section 8.5 and substituting the phrase Section 10.5. 

2. ) Amend Section 6.8.7.2 Criteria for Granting Special Permit by deleting the phrase 

Section 8.5 and substituting the phrase Section 10.5. 

Finance Committee recommends approval. The Planning Board recommends approval of 
this article which is a "housekeeping" article. The reference to Section 8.5 is to the Design 
Process for a Conservation Subdivision when it is meant to refer to the section concerning 
enforcement (10.5). In the second part of the article, the reference to Section 8.5.9 is to a 
section that no longer exists. It is meant to refer to the section concerning enforcement 
(10.5). Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 23. (drawn as #4) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by taking the following action: 

1.) Amend Section 10.5 Special Permit by deleting the phrase Section 8.3.3 and 
substituting the phrase Section 10.6; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Sorrentino, Planning Board Chairman, "I move that the Zoning By-law 
of the Town of Wilmington be amended by taking the following action: 

Amend Section 10.5 Special Permit by deleting the phrase Section 8.3.3 and substituting the 
phrase Section 10.6." 

Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends approval of this 
article which is a "housekeeping" article. The reference to Section 8.3.3 is to a section that no 
longer exists rather than to the section concerning enforcement that defines the variance 
process (10.6). Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 24. (drawn as #6) To see if the town will vote to authorize the transfer of the care, 
custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington and 
currently in the care and custody of the Town Manager and/or Board of Selectmen hereinafter 
described to the Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 34, Parcels 71B and 
72; Map 40, Parcels 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 186 and 188; Map 50, Parcel 2; Map 51, Parcels 
85A, 85B and 94A; Map 71, Parcel 15; Map 73, Parcel 59A; Map 80, Parcel 34 and Map 100, Parcel 
61; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Motion by Judy Waterhouse, Conservation Commission Chairman, "I move that the 
Board of Selectmen and/or Town Manager be authorized to transfer the care, custody, 
management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington 
hereinafter described to the Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as 
Map 34, Parcels 71B and 72; Map 40, Parcels 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 186 and 
188; Map 51, Parcels 85A, 85B and 94A; Map 71, Parcel 15; Map 73, Parcel 59A; Map 
80, Parcel 34 and Map 100, Parcel 61." Motion is the same as above article but 
deletes Map 50, Parcel 2. Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning 
Board recommends approval. Motion seconded and voted. Yes 220 No 6. 

ARTICLE 25. (drawn #7) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, custody, 
management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington and currently 
in the care and custody of the Town Manager and/or Board of Selectmen hereinafter described to the 
Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map R-3, Parcel 105/82, known as Camp 
Oman; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the Board of Selectmen and/or Town Manager be 
authorized to transfer the care, custody, management and control of the following parcel of 
land owned by the Town of Wilmington and hereinafter described to the Conservation 
Commission; said parcel described as Map R-3, Parcel 105/82." This parcel is off Ballardvale 
Street and is adjacent to the Town Forest. Motion seconded and so voted. Yes 220 No 6 
declared by Moderator. 

ARTICLE 26. (drawn as #17) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town Manager and/or the 
Board of Library Trustees to apply for any state funds which may be available to defray the cost of 
designing, constructing and/or equipping a new pubhc Hbrary and further to approve the preUminary 
architectural design of said hbrary at the "Swain School site," being a portion of land shown as 
Assessor's Map 66, Parcel 1; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Karen Campbell, Board of Library Trustees, "I move that the Town Manager 
and/or the Board of Library Trustees be hereby authorized to apply for, accept and expend 
any state funds which may be available to defray the cost of designing, constructing and/or 
equipping a new pubhc hbrary and further that the prehminary architectural design of said 
library at the Swain School site, being a portion of land shown as Assessor's Map 66, Parcel 1 
be hereby approved." She then relinquished her time to Christina A. Stewart, Library 
Director, for the presentation. A slide presentation of the design of the library was shown. 
This article is a request to approve the preliminary architectural design of the proposed 
hbrary at the Middlesex Avenue location and to apply for state funds to defray the cost of the 
project. The town will be notified in July if it has been approved to receive a $3.3 milhon 
grant. The grant would lower the cost of the new library from $11.6 million to about $8.3 
milhon. Much discussion followed for the next hour as citizens and town officials spoke both 
in favor and against the article. Motion was then made to move the question. Motion so 
voted. Finance Committee recommends approval. Vote was Yes 217 No 176. Article 
approved. 

Motion by John Goggin to reconsider the vote on Article 26. Motion failed for 
reconsideration. 

ARTICLE 27. (drawn as #19) To see if the town will vote to designate the Wilmington High School 
track as a lasting tribute to Francis P. Kelley by naming said track in his honor in recognition of his 
many years of dedicated service to the students and athletes of Wilmington High School; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Stephen Bjork, "I move that the town vote to designate the Wilmington High 
School track as a lasting tribute to Francis P. Kelley by naming said track in his honor in 
recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the students and athletes of Wilmington 
High School." Mr. Kelley was not able to be present at Town Meeting because he was at a 
track meet as we discussed this article, stated Mr. Bjork. Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. Town Moderator, James Stewart 
spoke in praise of Mr. KeUey and his long and devoted service to the students and athletes of 
Wilmington High School. 



ARTICLE 28. (drawn as #16) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
request the State Legislature to authorize Darryl Sencabaugh be allowed to have his test results for 
the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Civil Service Exam (April 2004) be allowed for any employment 
consideration as a fire fighter in the Town of Wilmington. Notwithstanding the provisions of the 
general laws, rules or regulations to the contrary regulating age of applicants for appointment as a 
fire fighter in the said town and provided he meets all other requirements, he shall be eligible for 
certification and appointment to the Fire Department of Wilmington subject to the appointment of 
the appointing authority; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Darryl Sencabaugh, 10 Harold Avenue, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to request the State Legislature to authorize Darryl Sencabaugh be allowed 
to have his test results for the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Civil Service Exam (April 2004) be 
allowed for any employment consideration as a fire fighter in the Town of Wilmington. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of the general laws, rules or regulations to the contrary 
regulating age of applicants for appointment as a fire fighter in the said town and provided he 
meets all other requirements, he shall be eligible for certification and appointment to the Fire 
Department of Wilmington subject to the appointment of the appointing authority." This article 
would allow Mr. Sencabaugh to become eligible to be appointed to the Fire Department, once 
approved by Legislation, despite the fact that he is over the age requirement pertaining to civil 
service. Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously. 

ARTICLE 29. (drawn as #8) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
request the State Legislature to authorize Thomas Taylor be allowed to have his test results for the 
Massachusetts Fire Fighters Civil Service Exam (April 2004) be allowed for any employment 
consideration as a fire fighter in the Town of Wilmington. Notwithstanding the provisions of the 
general laws, rules or regulations to the contrary regulating age of applicants for appointment as a 
fire fighter in the said town and provided he meets all other requirements, he shall be ehgible for 
certification and appointment to the Fire Department of Wilmington subject to the appointment of 
the appointing authority; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Thomas Taylor, 98 Parker Street, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to request the State Legislature to authorize Thomas Taylor be allowed 
to have his test results for the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Civil Service Exam (April 2004) 
be allowed for any employment consideration as a fire fighter in the Town of Wilmington. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of the general laws, rules or regulations to the contrary 
regulating age of applicants for appointment as a fire fighter in the said town and provided 
he meets all other requirements, he shall be eligible for certification and appointment to the 
Fire Department of Wilmington subject to the appointment of the appointing authority." 
This article would allow Mr. Taylor to become ehgible to be appointed to the Fire 
Department, once approved by Legislation, despite the fact that he is over the age 
requirement pertaining to civil service. Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion 
seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 30. (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, custody, 
management and control of a certain parcel of land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter 
described to the Selectmen of the Town of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no 
longer needed for any municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 30B; and further that the Selectmen be and are hereby 
authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land'as is owned by the Town of Wilmington and 
upon such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 
3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and 
interest are described as Map 33, Parcel 40; or do anything in relation thereto. 

This article was submitted by petition. Mr. Mark Valente, petitioner, was not present. Town 
Manager Michael A. Caira declared this parcel not surplus to the needs of the town. Motion to pass 
over, so voted. 

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ARTICLE 31. (drawn as #22) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into an 
agreement, the terms of which shall be as determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or otherwise 
dispose of, all or part of the following described parcels, following a determination made by the Town 
Manager that the land is not needed for any municipal purpose, and in accordance with Chapter 3, 
Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, and other apphcable 
law: the parcel located on Sanborn Street, described in the Assessor's records as Map 24, Parcel 
201 A; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Roger Lessard, 9 Border Avenue, "I move to see if the town will vote to authorize 
the Selectmen to enter into an agreement, the terms of which shall be as determined by the 
Selectmen, to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of, all or part of the following described 
parcels, following a determination made by the Town Manager that the land is not needed 
for any municipal purpose, and in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of 
the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, Revised, and other applicable law." The parcel 
located on Sanborn Street, described in the Assessor's records as Map 24 Parcel 201 A. It is 
located adjacent to my parcel and contains 2,100 square feet. It is needed to expand my 
septic system. H. Skip Moynihan, Assessor sets a fair market value at $2,180. Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends approval. Motion seconded 
and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 32. (drawn as #9) To see if the town will vote to amend the Wilmington Zoning Map and 
Associated Zoning By-laws of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone Residence 60 (R-60) to 
Residence 20 (R-20) the following described parcels of land as listed on the Assessor's legal file Map 
10, Parcels 23 and 31 for the construction of one single family dwelling; or do anything in relation 
thereto. 

Motion by Tim Penney, 9 Revere Avenue, "I move that the town vote to amend the 
Wilmington Zoning Map and Associated Zoning By-laws of the Town of Wilmington by voting 
to rezone Residence 60 (R-60) to Residence 20 (R-20) the following described parcels of land 
as listed on the Assessor's legal file Map 10, Parcels 23 and 31 for the construction of one 
single family dwelling. Mr. Penney would hke to subdivide this parcel and construct a house. 
Most of the abutters in the area have parcels of 12,000 square feet or less. Finance 
Committee recommends disapproval. Planning Board recommends disapproval. The parcels 
abut Lubber Brook. Carole Hamilton, Planning Director stated petitioner has not presented 
any information to them. There is insufficient information on which to evaluate the 
petitioner's request. We should not rezone without more information. Michael Sorrentino, 
Planning Board, stated this request has previously been before Town Meeting and was 
defeated. There is the possibility that more than one house could be built if this was 
rezoned. After much discussion motion was made to move the question. So voted. Main 
motion seconded and so voted. Yes 142 No 118. Article fails. Article 32 was brought up at a 
later time for reconsideration. Motion for reconsideration fails. 

ARTICLE 33. (drawn as #20) To see if the town will vote to amend the Wilmington Zoning 
Ordinance with respect to that portion of land located at 124 Salem Street (Map 83, Parcel 16), and 
presently split zoned for Residence 60 (R-60) and Residence 20 (R-20), by changing it to Residence 20 
(R-20); or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Anthony Cudia, 124 Salem Street on behalf of Luigi Piazza, "I move that the town 
vote to amend the Wilmington Zoning Ordinance with respect to that portion of land located 
at 124 Salem Street (Map 83, Parcel 16) and presently split zoned for Residence 60 (R-60) 
and Residence 20 (R-20) by changing it to Residence 20 (R-20)." He is seeking the 
construction of one dwelling. He now hves in Andover but he and his wife would hke to move 
back to Wilmington. Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board 
recommends approval because the rezoning would be consistent with the area. Motion 
seconded and so voted. Yes 146 No 6. Article is approved. 



The attendance at Town Meeting was four hundred forty-eight (448) and thirty-eight (38) non-voters. 
The meeting adjourned at 3:20 P.M. 



TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2005 



Total 

Appropriation By Transfer By Taxation 

$813,600 $813,600 

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2006 



Total 





Appropriation 


By Transfer 


By Taxation 


SCHOOL BUDGET 


$ 28,282,807 


$ 300,062 


$ 27,982,745 


MUNICIPAL BUDGET 


30,343,116 


974,929 


29,368,187 


CAPITAL OUTLAY 


104,000 


104,000 





WARRANT ARTICLES 


211.750 


193.000 


18.750 


SUB BUDGET 


58,941,673 


1,571,991 


57,369,682 


STATUTORY CHARGES 


5.699.497 


452.383 


5.247.114 


TOTAL 


$ 64,641,170 


$ 2,024,374 


$ 62,616,796 


CEMETERY SALES 




35,000 




CEMETERY INTEREST 




5,000 




WATER ANTICIPATED REVENUE 




559,312 




FREE CASH 




1,125,000 




OVERLAY SURPLUS 




300.062 




TOTAL 




$ 2,024,374 





SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - NOVEMBER 1, 2005 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO: CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 
GREETINGS: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-laws of 
said town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in 
town affairs to meet and assemble at the Lawrence H. Gushing Gymnasium, Wilmington High 
School, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington, on Tuesday the first day of November 2005 at 
7:00 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

The meeting was officially opened by Town Moderator, James Stewart, at 7:30 p.m. The delay was 
due to the large crowd attending. Nine hundred ninety-seven voters had checked in at the start of 
the meeting. The Moderator thanked the Town Clerk, Kathleen Scanlon, for her 14 years of service 
as Town Clerk and for all the help she had extended to him over the years. Mrs. Scanlon is retiring 
in March, 2006 after many years of service to the town. . 

ARTICLE 1. (drawn as #3) To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money to pay for the 
designing, permitting, constructing, equipping and furnishing a Wilmington Public Library facility, 
as more fully described in the vote of the town taken under Article 26 of the Warrant at the 2005 
Annual Town Meeting, including the payment of costs of any necessary site improvements such as 
roads, parking, landscaping, on-site wastewater disposal facilities, and the payment of any and all 
other costs incidental and related thereto, such facility to be located as voted under said Article 26 of 



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the Warrant at the 2005 Annual Town Meeting; to determine whether this amount should be raised 
by taxation, transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise, or by any combination of the 
foregoing; to authorize the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager and the Board of Library Trustees to 
apply for and expend any and all grants that may be available to the town for this purpose; to 
determine whether the town will vote to transfer, pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 15A of the 
General Laws, the care, custody, control and management of the Swain School site (which site is 
shown as Parcel 1 on Wilmington Assessors' Map 66), from the Wilmington School Committee, which 
has declared such site surplus and unnecessary for the educational purposes of the Wilmington 
Public Schools, to the care, custody management and control of the Town Manager to be used for 
Hbrary purposes, or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Motion by Joan Grady, Chairman, Library Trustees, "I move that the sum of Eight MiUion 
Three Hundred Fiftv Thousand Dollars ($8.350.000) be and hereby is appropriated to pay 
cost of designing, permitting, constructing, equipping and furnishing a Wilmington Public 
Library facility, as more fully described in the vote of the town taken under Article 26 of the 
Warrant at the 2005 Annual Town Meeting, including the payment of costs of any necessary 
site improvements such as roads, parking, landscaping, on-site wastewater disposal 
facihties, and the payment of any and all other costs incidental and related thereto, such 
facihty to be located as voted under said Article 26 of the Warrant at the 2005 Annual Town 
Meeting; and that to meet this appropriation the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 7 (3) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, 
and to issue bonds or notes of the town therefore, provided however , that no sums shall be 
borrowed or expended hereunder unless and until the town shall have voted to exclude the 
amounts needed to repay any bonds or notes issued pursuant to this vote from the property 
tax levy limitations of Chapter 59, Section 21C of the General Laws (Proposition 2 Vi); that in 
addition to the aforementioned appropriation the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager and 
Board of Library Trustees are each hereby authorized to expend any and all grants that may 
be available to the town for the purposes of the vote taken under said Article 26 at the 2005 
Annual Town Meeting; and that the town hereby votes to transfer, pursuant to Chapter 40, 
Section 15A of the General Laws, the care, custody, control and management of the Swain 
School site (which site is shown as Parcel 1 on Wilmington Assessors' Map 66), from the 
Wilmington School Committee, which has declared such site surplus and unnecessary for the 
educational purposes of the Wilmington Public Schools, to the care, custody, management 
and control of the Town Manager to be used for library purposes." Motion seconded. 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Joan Grady, maker of the motion spoke briefly to 
the need for a new library then relinquished her time to Library Director Christina Stewart. 
She stated that the need for a new library has been confirmed by professional consultants 
and the residents of this community. The state has also confirmed this need by granting 
Wilmington a 3.4 million dollar construction grant. Wilmington was one of the seven towns 
out of forty-one applications to receive this grant. There is lack of quiet study space at the 
current library, difficulty in access to books in some areas and an over crowded teen space. 
Three hundred programs were conducted in 2005 with over four thousand persons in 
attendance. There is also a great need for a community meeting facihty. Much discussion 
was held with persons speaking for and against approval. Other concerns expressed were 
the need for other facilities within the town, a fire station in North Wilmington, high school 
improvements, and a new Town Hall were all mentioned. Motion was made to move the 
question. So voted. When standing vote on library was taken, a discrepancy was found in 
the count, as more votes were counted than voters that had checked into Town Meeting. A 
second vote was taken with the use of the voter card that had been given to each voter when 
they originally checked in at Town Meeting. A count of each card was done by the tellers. 
Final vote was Yes 604 No 461. The article is defeated. 2/3rds vote was required. 



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ARTICLE 2. (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain taking real property more commonly known as 183 
Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington also shown as Parcel 6 on Assessor's Map 63 and more particularly 
described in a deed located at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds at Book 1951, Page 568 and to 
vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, pursuant to any 
applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to be spent by the Town Manager with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen to carry out this acquisition, or to take any other action in relation thereto. 

Motion by Frank J. West, "I move that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to 
acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain taking real property more commonly known as 
183 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, Massachusetts also shown as Parcel 6 on Assessor's 
Map 63 and more particularly described in a deed located at the Middlesex North Registry of 
Deeds at Book 1951, Page 568 and that the sum of Three Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand 
Dollars ($335.000) be and hereby is appropriated to acquire said property and that to meet 
this appropriation the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is 
hereby authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 (3) of 
the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of 
the town therefore." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded. This 
article was brought forth by the Board of Selectmen. This property is between the library 
and the funeral home on Middlesex Avenue. The funds will be borrowed on a five year state 
house note within the tax levy. This is not by eminent domain taking as the owners are in 
agreement with this sale. The purchase is part of the town's efforts to acquire properties 
adjacent to existing town buildings. Article so voted $335.000 . 2/3rds vote was declared by 
Town Moderator. 

ARTICLE 3. (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to amend Chapter 5, Section 46 of the By- 
laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised as follows, or to take any other action 
relative thereto: by deleting the current heading stating "Section 46.1 Authority" and replacing it 
with "Section 46.2 Authority" and by adding the following new Section 46.1: 

"Section 46. 1 Purpose 

The purpose of this Section 46 is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Town 
of Wilmington, including without Umitation to protect the town's drinking water supply." 

and by adding the following new Section 46.3: 

"Section 46.3 Definitions 

The following terms as used in this Section 46 shall have the following meanings: 

A. Contaminated soil: soil containing oil and/or hazardous material as a result of a release to 
the environment in which levels of contamination exceed the background levels of 
contamination. 

B. Background levels of contamination: those levels of oil and/or hazardous material that would 
exist in the absence of the disposal site of concern and which do not exceed the levels of 



concentration in natural soil stated in the Department of Environmental Protection technical 
update entitled "Background Levels of Polycyhc Aromatic Hydrocarbons And Metals In Soil" 
dated May 2002 and which are: 



(1) 



ubiquitous and consistently present in the environment at and in the vicinity of the 
disposal site of concern; and attributable to geologic or ecological conditions, or 
atmospheric deposition of industrial process or engine emissions; 



(2) 



attributable to coal ash or wood ash associated with fill 
material; 



(3) 



releases to groundwater from a public water supply system; or 



(4) 



petroleum residues that are incidental to the normal operation of 
motor vehicles. 

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C. Environment: waters, land, surface or subsurface strata, or ambient air. 

D. Release: any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, 
escaping, leaching, dumping or disposing into the environment, but excludes: (1) emissions 
from the exhaust of an engine, (2) release of source, by product, or special nuclear material 
from a nuclear incident, as those terms are defined in 42 USC Sec. 2014, if such release is 
subject to requirements with respect to financial protection established by the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission under 42 USC Sec. 2210, (3) the normal application of fertiUzer, and 
(4) the application of pesticides consistent with their labeling. 

E. Zone II: an area designated and approved by the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection to be the zone of contribution for a public water supply well. For 
the purposes of this Section 46, the term shall also include any Interim Wellhead Protection 
Area (IWPA) for any public water supply well. Both Zone II and IWPA as further defined in 
310 CMR: 22.02. 

and by deleting the current heading stating "Section 46.2 Zone II Prohibition" and replacing it with 
"Section 46.4 Zone II Prohibition" 

and by adding the following new Section 46.5: 

"Section 46.5 Enforcement 

Failure to comply with any provision of this Section 46 is a violation of this Section 46. Each 
separate day of failure to comply constitutes a separate violation. Additionally, each individual 
instance of violation within each day constitutes a separate violation. In addition to and without 
limitation of any other available remedies, any person or entity who violates any provision of this 
Section 46 shall be subject to civil and/or criminal prosecution in a court of competent jurisdiction, 
including without limitation a civil action for injunctive relief to enjoin any such violation. Any 
violation of this Section 46 shall be punishable by a fine of $300.00. In addition to and without 
limitation of any other available remedies, this Section 46 may be enforced by use of the non- 
criminal disposition procedure set forth in M.G.L. c.40 §21D." 

Motion by Suzanne M. Sullivan reads the same as the above article. Finance Committee 
recommends approval. The purpose of this article is to more clearly define what is 
considered contaminated soil. These changes to current by-law which was passed in 2002, 
adds strength to the by-law and nothing is now subject to interpretation. Motion seconded 
and so voted. Vote was declared unanimous by Town Moderator. 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m. The attendance at Town Meeting was 1,128. Wilmington 
now has 15,079 voters as of the last day to register to vote for this Town Meeting which was October 
12, 2005. 



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SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION - NOVEMBER 8, 2005 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-laws of 
said town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in 
town affairs to meet and assemble at the West Intermediate School (Precincts 1 and 2), Wildwood 
School (Precincts 3 and 4) and the Town Hall Auditorium (Precincts 5 and 6), Tuesday the eighth of 
November, A.D. 2005 at 9:45 o'clock in the forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m. and shall be 
closed at 8:00 p.m. for the following purpose: 

Question: "Shall the Town of Wilmington be allowed to exempt from the provisions of 
proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds 
issued in order to pay costs of designing, permitting, constructing, equipping and 
furnishing a Wilmington Public Library facility, as more fully described in the vote of 
the town taken under Article 26 of the 2005 Annual Town Meeting, including the 
payment of costs of any necessary site improvements such as roads, parking, 
landscaping, on-site wastewater disposal facilities, and the payment of any and all 
other costs incidental and related thereto?" 

Yes No 

All voting equipment was in place in each precinct. The checkers were prepared with their voting 
Usts, everything was in readiness at 10:00 a.m. and the polls were declared open. The polls were 
closed at 8:00 p.m. 

The results of this election were read at 9:00 p.m. Vote was Yes 1,373 

No 2,160. Question is defeated. A total of 3,533 voters came to the polls, which reflects 23% of our 
15,097 registered voters. 



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Directory of Officials - January 



Board of Selectmen 



Raymond N. Lepore, Chairman 
Frank J. West 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 
Michael J. Newhouse 
Michael V. McCoy 



2008 
2006 
2007 
2007 
2008 



Town Manager 
Moderator 



Michael A. Caira 



James C. Stewart 



2006 



School Committee 



Joan M. Duffy, Chairman 
Margaret A. Kane, Secretary 
Mark DiGiovanni 
Steven Higgins 
Kathleen M. McFadden 
Daniel M. Ardito 
Theresa L. Buonopane 



2007 
2007 
2006 
2006 
2006 
2007 
2008 



Superintendent of Schools William H. McAlduff, Jr. 



Finance Committee 



John F. Doherty, III, Chairman 
John M. Walsh, Vice Chairman 
Richard K. Hayden, Secretary 
Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 
William J. Wallace 
William A. Cole 
Victoria L. Ellsworth 
Jeffrey A. Linehan 
Robert P. Palmer 



2008 
2007 
2006 
2006 
2006 
2007 
2007 
2008 
2008 



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Boards J Committees & Commissions - January 1^ 2006 



Appeals. Board of 

Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 

Robert L. Doucette 

Edward P. Loud 

Karl I. Sagal, Associate 

Joseph M. Steen, Associate 

Martha K. Stevenson, Associate 



Term 
Expires 



2008 
2006 
2007 
2006 
2006 
2006 



Term 
Expires 



Assessors. Board of 

Humphrey J. Moynihan, Principal Assessor 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Roger J. Lessard 



By-Law Study Committee 

Robert H. Spencer, Chairman 

James F. Banda 

Robert J. Cain 

Scott C. Garrant 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Walter J. Kaminski 

M. Ronald Mendes 

Joan D. Searfoss 

Frank J. West, Sel. Liaison 

Kathleen M. Scanlon, Ex-Officio 



Cable TV Advisory Task Force 

Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 
Wayne Aruda 
Donna Gacek 
Louise Leland 
A. Quincy Vale 



Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

H. Ehzabeth White, Chairperson 2007 

Ann H. Berghaus, Rec. Sec. 2006 

Margaret A. St. Onge 2006 

Adele C. Passmore, Pubhcity 2007 

Andrea B. Houser, Corr. Sec. 2008 



Community Advisory Panel * 

Jeffrey M. HuD, Chairman 
Joseph J. Balliro, Jr. 
Kathleen M. Barry 
Betty M. Bigwood 
Dennis B. Cataldo 
John Ciriello 
Deborah L. Duggan 
Gregory P. Erickson 
George G. Lingenfelter, HI 
Linda Raymond 
Michael Raymond 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 
Judith A. Waterhouse 
Jane A. Williams-Vale 
Michael J. Woods 



Conservation Commission 

Judith A. Waterhouse, Chairman 
Richard J. Patterson, V. Chmn. 
Mario Marchese 
Frank J. Ingram 
Beverly A. Shea 
Thomas Siracusa 



Disabilities. Commission on 

Phyllis P. Genetti, Chairman 
George B. O'Connell 
Frank A. Botte 
Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 
Selectman Liaison 



Elderly Services Commission 

John J. King, Chairman 
Rosemary K. Cross, V. Chmn. 
Albert J. LaValle 
Frank J. Ratto 
Joseph C. Filipowicz 
Mary Smith 
Charles J. Wayman 



2007 
2007 
2006 
2007 
2008 
2008 



2008 
2006 
2007 
2007 



2007 
2008 
2006 
2006 
2007 
2007 
2008 



Cemetery Commission 

Cynthia A. McCue, Chairman 
Judith A. Simmons 
Marjorie E. MacDonald 



2007 
2006 
2008 



* COMPLETED ITS ACTIVITY IN 2005 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions - Jaoiiary 1, 2006 



Term 
Expires 

Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 
Jeffrey M. HuU 
Michael R. Begonis 
Gregory P. Erickson 
Roger J. Lessard 
Michael Morris 
Donald N. Onusseit 
Daniel W. Paret 
Daniel R. Stewart 
Michael J. Woods 



Health. Board of 

EUzabeth E. Sabounjian, Chmn. 2008 

Jane A. Williams-Vale, V. Chmn. 2006 

James A. Ficociello 2007 

Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairman 2008 

William J. Campbell 2006 

Kathleen Black-Reynolds 2006 

Bonny A. Smith 2007 

Gerald R. Duggan 2008 

Housing Authority 

Robert C. DiPasquale, Chairman 2008 

Alfred Meegan, V. Chmn./St. Appt. 2008 

Marilyn A. Cox, Vice Treasurer 2007 

Charles Fiore, Jr. 2006 

Dorothy A. Butler 2010 



Term 
Expires 



Library Trustees 

Joan S. Grady, Chairman 2006 

Karen E. Campbell, Vice Chairman 2006 

L. Barbara Hooper 2007 

Donald J. Pearson 2007 

James F. Banda 2008 

Eileen L. MacDougall 2008 
Anne Buzzell, Trustee Emeritus 



Master Plan Committee 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 

Kenneth J. Lifton, Vice Chairman 

Stephen J. Costa 

Rosemary K. Cross 

Robert C. DiPasquale 

William F. C. Gately 

Carolyn R. Harris 

Arthur Hayden, Sr. 

Randi R. Holland 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Jeffrey M. HuU 

Sidney R. Kaizer 

Margaret A. Kane 

Vincent Licciardi 

Debra L. Russo 

Karl I. Sagal 

Beverly A. Shea 

Michael A. Sorrentino 

Martha K. Stevenson 

Suzanne M. Sullivan 

Daniel E. Woodbury 

Ann L. Yiarek 



Housing Partnership 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 2007 

Marilyn A. Cox 2007 

Gregory P. Erickson 2007 

Cynthia A. McCue 2007 

Kathleen M. Scanlon 2007 

Lester E. White 2007 



Michael A. Caira, Town Manager 
Suzanne Sullivan, Sel. Liason 



Permanent Building Committee 

Roger J. Lessard, Chairman 2008 

Joseph A. Langone 2006 

Paul J. Melaragni . 2006 

Joseph J. Parrella, Jr. 2007 

John C. Holloway 2008 

Planning Board 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Chairman 2007 

Ann L. Yurek, Clerk 2009 

David G. Shedd 2006 

James F. Banda, Jr. 2008 

Randi R. Holland 2010 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions - January 1, 2006 



Term 
Expires 



Recreation Commission 

C. Michael Burns, Chairman 2008 

Sheila Burke, Vice Chairman 2006 

Maribeth Crupi 2006 

Larry G. Noel 2007 

Charles Biondo 2007 

Redevelopment Authority 

Charles N. Gilbert, Chairman 2006 

Edward P. Loud, Sr. 2007 

Jason R. Tildsley 2008 

John Goggin 2009 

Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 

James M. Gilhs, Vice Chairman 2006 

Robert G. Peterson 2007 

Registrars. Board of 

Barbara J. Buck, Chairman 2007 

Alice M. Hooper 2006 

Edward L. Sousa 2008 
Kathleen M. Scanlon, Clerk 

Scholarship Fund Committee 

WilUam H. McAlduff, Jr, Chmn. 2008 

Rita Boudreau 2008 

John J. DeMarco 2008 

Carol A. King 2008 

Robert G. Peterson 2008 



Term 
Expires 

275**^ Anniversary Celebration Committee * 

John P. Gushing, Chairman 
Robert A. Brown 
C. Michael Burns 
Robert J. Cain 
Deborah Cipriani 
Sandra S. Curtin 
Dianna DiGregorio 
Edward Harrison 
George W. Hooper, Sr. 
Joan L. Maga 
Marlene Moran 
Adele C. Passmore 
Joan D. Searfoss 
Bonny A. Smith 
James C. Stewart 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 



Joseph J. Balliro, Jr., Chairman 2007 

Matthew J. Kane 2006 

George Allan 2008 

Wilmington Arts Council 

Jane M. Crane, Chairman 2006 

H. Ehzabeth White, V. Chmn. 2007 

Marguerite Elia 2007 

Lucina Roark 2007 

Carolyn L. Stanhope 2007 

Annette Campbell 2006 

Barbara Forrestall 2007 

David J. Maison, Programming 2006 



Trustees of Trust Funds 

Michael Morris 2006 

Lorraine P. Dineen 2006 

M. Ronald Mendes 2006 



* COMPLETED ITS ACTIVITY IN 2005 

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Boards, Committees & Commissions - January 1, 2006 

Wilmington Election Officers - Term Expires Annually 



Precinct 1 

Mary D'Eon, Warden 
Priscilla R. Ward, Dep. Warden 
Anna Giannotti, Clerk 
Mary Schultz, Deputy Clerk 
Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 
Phyllis M. Flaherty, Alternate 
Hazel O'Brien, Alternate 
Joan Mainville, Alternate 

Precinct 2 

Andrea Houser, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Dep. Warden 
Helen DelTorto, Dep. Clerk 
Eleanor Doyle, Dep. Clerk 
Helen Brady, Inspector 
Robert J. Sweet, Inspector 
Audrey E. Riddle, Alternate 
Mary Dombrowski, Alternate 

Precinct 3 

Patricia McKenna, Warden 
Loretta R. Caira, Dep. Warden 
Minnie Kirby, Inspector 
Norinne M. Markey, Inspector 
Shirley Brush, Inspector 
Janice Quandt, Inspector 
Terri L. Woods, Alternate 
Ruth Holbrook, Alternate 
Anna Simmons, Alternate 



Precinct 4 

Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Dep. Warden 
Marilyn West, Dep. Clerk 
Florence Webster, Inspector 
PhyUis Hailey, Inspector 
Gail Gass, Dep. Inspector 
Lorraine A. Hermann, Alternate 
Denise M. Kearns, Alternate 
Joanna E. Clayton, Alternate 
Carmela Arzilli, Alternate 
Mary Lunetta, Alternate 

Precinct 5 

Marlene Moran, Warden 
Margaret Blonigen, Dep. Warden 
Judith A. Simmons, Inspector 
Nita Beals, Dep. Inspector 
Mary Husen, Dep. Clerk 
Maureen Fiorenza, Alternate 
Cynthia McCue, Alternate 
Al Antinarelli, Alternate 
Susan Delaney, Alternate 
Beverly Dalton, Alternate 
Barbara Forrestall, Alternate 

Precinct 6 

Evelyn W. Conhn, Warden 
Donald Armstrong, Dep. Warden 
Margaret L. Perry, Inspector 
Jean C. Le favour, Inspector 
Jean Mazzocca, Dep. Inspector 
Mary F. Kiesinger, Dep. Inspector 
Joanne Roberto, Alternate 
Margaret White, Alternate 
Karen Armata, Alternate 
Mary Larffarello, Alternate 



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OjEficers and Department Heads - January 1, 2006 



Accountant 


Michael Morris 


694-2029 


Administrative Assistant 


Beverly J. Dalton 


658-3311 


Animal Control/Inspector 


Ellen G. Davis 


658-7845 


Assistant Town Manager 


Jeffrey M. Hull 


658-3311 


Assessor, Principal 


Humphrey J. Moynihan 


658-3675 


Community Development Program Director 


James Chaput 


658-9843 


Constable 


Charles E. Rooney, Jr. 


658-6140 


Elderly Services Director 


Theresa Marciello 


657-7595 


Emergency Management Director 


Daniel R. Stewart 


658-3346 


Engineering Director 


Anthony Pronski 


658-4499 


Fire Chief 


Daniel R. Stewart 


658-3346 


nousmg /\ULnority riXecutive i-iirector 




DOO-OOOl 


Inspector oi Buildings 


Darnel W. raret 


658-4531 


Librarian 


Christina A. btewart 


658-2967 


Mass. Bay Transportation 


Micnael V . McUoy 


boo-ooii 


Authority Advisory Board 






Mass \Vatpr Ttesource Authoritv 


Michael J Woods 


658-4711 


Advisory Board 






Metropohtan Area Planning Council 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-82381 


Middlesex Canal Commission 


Betty M. Bigwood 


657-7870 




Michael J. Mclnnis 




Museum Curator 


Theresa McDermott 


658-5475 


Planning/Conservation Director 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-8238 


Plumbing and Gas Inspector 


Paul Raffi 


658-4531 


Pohce Chief 


Michael R. Begonis 


658-5071 


Public Buildings Superintendent 


Roger J. Lessard 


658-3017 


Public Health Director 


Gregory P. Erickson 


658-4298 


PubUc Health Nurse 


Ann V. FitzGerald, R.N. 


694-2041 


Public Works Superintendent 


Donald N. Onusseit 


658-4481 


Reading Municipal Light Dept. 


Roger J. Lessard 


658-3017 


Advisory Board 


A. Quincy Vale 


988-7545 


Recreation Director 


Deborah E. Cipriani 


658-4270 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


James J. Babineau 


(781) 665-8301 


Town Clerk 


Kathleen M. Scanlon 


658-2030 


Town Counsel 


Paul DeRensis 


(617) 951-2300 


Town Manager 


Michael A. Caira 


658-3311 


Treasurer/Collector 


M. Ronald Mendes 


658-3531 


Veterans' Agent/Grave Officer 


Louis Cimaglia, IV 


694-2040 


Water & Sewer Superintendent 


Michael J. Woods 


658-4711 


Wiring Inspector 


Frederick Sutter 


658-4531 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 

Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates-2"'' & 4'*' Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
as the town's chief elected officials. The Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the 
Board of Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant. The Selectmen are also responsible 
for issuing numerous licenses including alcohol licenses, common victualer licenses and licenses to 
operate automobile dealerships. The Selectmen serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 658-3311 

Raymond N. Lepore, Chairman 
Michael V. McCoy 
Michael J. Newhouse 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 
Frank J. West 

Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town. He supervises and directs the 
administration of all departments, boards and commissions except for the Board of Selectmen, Town 
Moderator, Finance Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of 
Voters. His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of staff and members of 
certain boards and commissions; attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of 
Selectmen to advise and recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the town; 
representing the town in all litigation to which the town is a party; acting as the Chief Fiscal Officer 
of the town; preparation and administration of a comprehensive annual budget and directing the 
procurement of all goods and services on behalf of the town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrev M. Hull - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for the town's health, workmans' compensation, general 
liability, property, automobile, etc. insurances; developing the town's recycling program and insuring 
that the town meets the procurement regulations established by the State. The Assistant Town 
Manager serves as staff director to the Cable TV Advisory Task Force; assists with the preparation 
of the annual budget and provides general assistance to the Town Manager in other areas of 
municipal administration. 

Town Clerk - Kathleen M. Scanlon - 658-2030 

State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the keeping of records and 
documents, the issuance of licenses and the administration of elections. In terms of the town records 
the Clerk records proceedings of all town meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is Registrar of all 
vital statistics and Filing Officer for birth and death certificates, zoning decisions, etc. The Clerk's 
office also issues marriage licenses, fish and game licenses, dog hcenses, etc. The clerk acts as 
supervisor of all elections and serves as clerk of the Board of Registrars. 




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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 



Town Accountant - Michael Morris - 694-2029 

The Accounting Department reviews all requests for payment which involve town funds. The 
department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for payment of all bills owed by the town. The 
Accountant maintains the complete official financial records of the town and prepares other financial 
records and reports as needed. Additionally, this office participates in the preparation of the annual 
budget. 

Principal Assessor - Humphrey J. "Skip" Movnihan - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property taxes necessary to meet 
appropriations and to insure that taxes are allocated equitably on the basis of the property owned by 
each taxpayer. The assessors are required to compute the tax rate and assess all real and personal 
property within the town at fair-market value i.e. close to the true market value, except for property 
qualifying for preferential assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation land. Tax rates 
depend on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, (2) the tax levy or amount to be raised 
from property taxation and (3) property classification. 

Treasurer/Collector - M. Ronald Mendes - 658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of monies due the town including 
property and motor vehicle excise taxes and charges for water, sewer and ambulance services. This 
department is responsible for preparing the weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector monitors the 
town's cash flow and arranges for short-term and long-term borrowing. The department serves as 
custodian of all town funds. All municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax title 
and foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the Treasurer/Collector. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Carole S. Hamilton - 658-8238 

The major responsibihties of the Planning Department are to: undertake studies of land use, 
economic development, housing, transportation and other matters related to community 
development; compile and maintain maps, statistics and records related to land use and 
development; review individual proposals for development and for compliance with the subdivision 
regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare apphcations and administer grants related to planning 
and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration and enforcement of the 
Wetlands Protection Act - Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40. The Act is 
intended to protect seven public interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage 
prevention, protection of pubUc and private water supply, protection of ground water supply, 
prevention of pollution, protection of fisheries and protection of land containing shellfish. Some of 
the department's responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to insure 
their compliance with the town and State wetlands statutes. In addition, the department manages 
several pieces of property throughout town which have been placed into the town's custody as 
conservation land. 

Building Inspector • Daniel W. Paret - 658-4531 

The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the town's Zoning By-law, the State Uniform 
Building Code and certain other State codes. This department provides assistance to the Zoning 
Board of Appeals, architects, engineers, contractors and individual property owners in preparing 
zoning cases, plans and permit applications. The Building Inspector is responsible for plumbing, gas 
fitting and wiring inspections. 

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Director of Public Health - Gregory P. Erickson - 658-4298 



The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional services include restaurant, 
retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, all mobile food trucks, ice cream 
trucks and caterers. In addition, the department conducts percolation tests for the location of septic 
systems, septic system inspections, nuisance inspections and responds to citizen complaints 
regarding dumping, air pollution and noise pollution and hazardous waste spills. The department 
provides pubhc nursing services. This includes an annual rabies cUnic for dogs and immunization 
for influenza, pneumonia, poho and various other diseases. The Town Nurse provides blood pressure 
and cholesterol screenings to Town residents. In addition, the nurse provides home health care 
visits to elderly residents of the town. 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Chief - Daniel R. Stewart - 658-3346 - Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The main responsibilities of the Wilmington Fire Department are prevention and extinguishing of 
fires. Members of the department make regular fire safety inspections of nursing homes, places of 
public assembly and schools. All outdoor burning is regulated by law. These permits may be 
obtained from the Fire Department. The department also issues permits for oil burner installations, 
the storage of flammable liquids such as gasoline and the purchase, storage and/or use of explosives 
such as dynamite, rockets and gun powder. The Fire Department provides emergency medical 
services to residents of Wilmington. Fire fighters trained as Emergency Medical Technicians are 
assigned as ambulance attendants. Two ambulances provide emergency services and urgent care 
transport. 

Police Chief - Michael R. Begonis - 658-5071 - Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Pohce Department is the protection of people and 
property through enforcement of criminal laws and traffic regulations. The department also enforces 
certain local by-laws and provides pubhc education such as the DARE program. Animal Control 
services are provided through this department. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 658-4481 or 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, cemeteries, water, sewers, 
refuse and recychng. The Highway Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of the 
roads, sidewalks, parking areas and traffic lights. The Engineering Division assists town 
departments, boards and commissions with engineering related projects, such as drainage problems, 
review of subdivision plans and inspection of subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & 
Grounds Division is responsible for the maintenance of the town's commons, parks and recreation 
areas. The Tree Division is responsible for the town's pubhc shade and ornamental trees and 
maintenance of the trees on the Town Common. The Public Works Department is also responsible 
for the operation of the town's water supply, distribution, treatment systems, septic pumping 
stations, the sanitary sewer collection systems and the septic disposal station. These responsibilities 
are assumed by the Water & Sewer Department. The Department operates two water treatment 
plants in accordance with regulations established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal Environmental Agency (EPA). 

In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling program for many household 
items, maintains a composting center for grass and leaf disposal and oversees a contract for 
residential solid waste collection. 



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PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 



Superintendent - Roger J. Lessard - 658-3017 or 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 516,000 square feet of building 
space. The department provides custodial services for all school buildings and most of the general 
government buildings. In addition to the custodial services, the department repairs and maintains 
all of the town's municipal buildings. Public Buildings provides for the complete set-up at all town 
elections and the annual and special town meetings. 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Elderly Services Director - Theresa Marciello - 657-7595 

Programs are provided for the elderly in a wide range of areas, both on an individual and group 
basis. Examples of the types of programs include health information, educational classes, meals on 
wheels, recreational activities, housing assistance, transportation and counseling. Additional 
services included assistance with social security and medicaid concerns. 

Library Director - Christina A. Stewart - 658-2967 

Library services are provided at the Wilmington Memorial Library. The Hbrary seeks to provide 
basic educational, informational and recreational library services. Staff provides reference and 
reader services to adults and children, furnishing access to the wide spectrum of information 
available in books and other materials. Technical services utilizes the tools of hbrary technology to 
provide the means for informational access and retrieval. The library is a member of the Merrimack 
Valley Library Consortium, a thirty-five member consortium of towns in the Merrimack Valley area. 
This membership allows library patrons to access library resources in each of the twenty-nine 
member towns. 

Recreation Director - Deborah Cipriani - 658-4270 

The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure programs for children and adults. 
Some of the programs offered through this department include a summer swimming program for 
children, volleyball for adults, the Tiny Tots program, summer recreation program for children, 
ladies fitness, day trips to Provincetown and New York City, the Horribles Parade at Halloween and 
a number of other programs. In addition, the Recreation Department offers resources for travel such 
as discounts to Walt Disney World. 

Veterans' Agent - Louis Cimaglia, IV - 694-2040 

The Veterans' Agent administers a State public assistance program for veterans and their 
dependents who qualify. Financial aid which, is reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is 
rendered in the form of cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The 
Veteran's Agent also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other programs administered by 
the United States Veterans Administration. 



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BoardSj Committees & Commissions 

Meeting Dates & Times 



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Date 


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9 


Town Hall 


7:30 p.m. 


RECREATION COMMISSION 


1ST Thursday 


8 


Town Hall 


5:00 p.m. 


REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 


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Shaw. Tech. 


7:30 p.m. 


REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 


2ND Monday 


12 


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7:00 p.m. 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 


2ND & 4TH Wednesday 


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7:00 p.m. 


SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 


2ND & 4TH Monday 


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STRrliJl. r 


LUbAllUN 


LJi,N(jrlrl 


DAI Ji,(b) 


Acorn Drive 


from Oakridge Circle thru cul-de-sac 


385 


1998 


Adams Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


2,915 


1908 


Adelaide Street 


from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


666 


1976 


Agostino Drive 


from Gandalf Way 


999 


1979 


Agostino Drive 


from Agostino Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


580 


1996 


Aldrich Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


6,740 


1894 


Allgrove Lane 


from Woburn Street 


470 


1993 


Allgrove Lane 


from Allgrove Lane to dead-end 


430 


1996 


Allenhurst Way 


from Woburn Street 


1,161 


1994 


Allen Park Drive 


from Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 


2,319 


1971 


Amherst Road 


from Shawsheen Ave. to end of cul-de-sac 


1,500 


1996 


Andover Street 


from Salem Street 


180 


1894 


Andover Street 


from Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 


11,300 


1894 


Andrew Street 


from Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 


435 


1985 


Anthony Avenue 


from Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 


300 


1966 


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Apollo Drive 


from Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 


300 


1971 


Appletree Lane 


from Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


994 


1990 


Arlene Avenue 


from Salem Street to Ella Avenue 


3,754 


1966 


Ashwood Avenue 


from Andover Street thru cul-de-sac 


2,800 


1998 


Aspen Drive 


from Russell Road thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 


Auburn Avenue 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


755 


1945 


Avon Street 


from Avery Street thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 


Ayotte Street 


from Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 


240 


1947 


Bailey Road 


from Apache Way northeasterly to Bailey Rd. 


165 


1998 


Bailey Road 


from Aldrich Rd. southeasterly to Bailey Rd. 


538 


1999 


Baker Street 


from Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Ave. 


684 


1945 


Baker Street 


from Existing Baker Street 


135 


2001 


Baland Road 


from Ballardvale Street 


540 


1972 


Ballardvale St. 


from Salem Street to Route 125 


965 


1894 


Ballardvale St. 


from Route 125 to Andover Line 


12,000 


1894 


Bancroft Street 


from Liberty Street 


400 


1952 


Barbara Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 


850 


1966 


Beacon Street 


from Church Street to Belmont Avenue 


970 


1915 


Beech Street 


from Burhngton Avenue to Byron Street 


1,005 


1947 


Beeching Avenue 


from Cunningham Street to Faulkner Avenue 


440 


1959 


Belmont Avenue 


from Columbia Street to State Street 


980 


1933 


Benson Road 


from Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 


616 


1971 


Biggar Avenue 


from Salem Street to Ring Avenue 


1,282 


1975 


Birch Road 


from Birch Rd. easterly thru cul-de-sac 


345 


1999 


Birchwood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive 


1,197 


1952 


Birchwood Road 


from Judith Road 


400 


1953 


Blanchard Road 


from Kendall Road 


625 


1989 


Blueberry Lane 


from Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


1,600 


1998 


Boutwell Street 


from Burhngton Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,144 


1894 


Brand Avenue 


from Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


Brand Avenue 


from Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


Brattle Street 


from Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 


1,066 


1945 


Brentwood Avenue 


from Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 


1,017 


1938 


Bridge Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


455 


1894 


Bridge Lane 


from Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 


Broad Street 


from King Street 


1,377 


1954 



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1894 




Burnap Street 


from Grove Avenue 


1,145 


1953 




Burnap Street 


from Winchell Road 


484 


1945 




Burt Road 


from Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1,653 


1945 


1946 


Butters Row 


from Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3,577 


1894 




Buzzell Drive 


from Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


1971 




Canal Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 


1,505 


1939 


1955 


Carolyn Road 


from North Street to Marcia Road 


1,268 


1960 


1971 


Carson Avenue 


from Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1,017 


1961 




Carter Lane 


from Shawsheen Ave to beyond Norfolk Ave. 


1,411 


1957 




Castle Drive 


from Burlington Ave left to Burlington Ave 


1,325 


1997 




Catherine Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,000 


1966 




Cedar Street 


from Burt Road to Harris Street 


687 


1945 




Cedar Crest Road 


from Pinewood Road to Judith Road 


1,100 


1963 




Central Street 


from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


552 


1950 




Chandler Road 


from Adams Street to Kelley Road 


400 


1957 




Chapman Avenue 


from Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1,575 


1951 


1971 


Charlotte Road 


from Gunderson Rd. to beyond Apollo Dr. 


859 


1971 




Chase Road 


from Hathaway Road 


297 


1953 




Cherokee Lane 


from Woburn St easterly thru cul-de-sac 


812 


1999 




Chestnut Street 


from BurUngton Avenue to Woburn Line 


11,480 


1894 




Church Street 


from Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


4,285 


1894 




Clark Street 


from Main Street to Church Street 


2,470 


1894 


1969 


Clorinda Road 


from Agostino Drive 


887 


1979 




Colonial Drive 


from Middlesex Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


375 


1997 




Cochrane Road 


from Forest Street to Wabash Road 


800 


1947 




Columbia Street 


from Church St. to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1,150 


1908 


1933 


Concord Street 


from Federal Street to North Reading Line 


5,803 


1894 




Congress Street 


from Forest Street to Burlington Line 


977 


1939 




Cook Avenue 


from Main Street 


813 


1946 




Coolidge Road 


from Hathaway Road 


270 


1951 




Corey Avenue 


from Canal Street to Grand Street 


366 


1951 




Cornell Place 


from Fordham Road 


747 


1982 




Cottage Street 


from Main Street 


927 


1954 




Cottonwood Circle 


from Blueberry Lane thru cul-de-sac 


280 


1998 




\^resL rvvenue 


from Ayotte Street 


OOo 


1947 




Cross Street 


from Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


1894 




Crystal Road 


from Woburn Street to end of cul-de-sac 


895 


1996 




Cunningham St. 


from Salem Street to Beeching Avenue 


2,447 


1944 


1952 1953 


Cushing Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


990 


1993 




Cypress Street 


from Glen Road 


260 


1951 




Dadant Drive 


from North Street to North Street 


1,760 


1964 




Davis Road 


from Main Street 


500 


1952 




Dayton Road 


from Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 




Dell Drive 


from Burlington Avenue 


1,794 


1958 


1971 


Dexter Street 


from Main Street 


480 


1979 




Dobson Street 


from Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1,402 


1954 




Dogwood Lane 


from Blueberry Lane to Ashwood Avenue 


550 


1997 




Dorchester Street 


from Billerica Line 


1,214 


1951 




Dorothy Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1,490 


1960 




Douglas Avenue 


from Palmer Way 


1,017 


1989 




Draper Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1,560 


1959 


1971 



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STREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE(S) ACCEPTED 


Drury Lane 


irom (jrlen Koad to ocnool otreet 


boo 


1963 




Dublin Avenue 


from Main Street 


500 


1951 




Dunton Road 


trom Nassau Avenue 


649 


1956 




Eames Street 


from Main Street to Woburn Street 


0,200 


1894 




Earles Row 


irom Koute bZ 


o o r\ 

820 


1994 




rLawara Koad 


from Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Rd. 


450 


1947 




iiiiizabetn Urive 


from Butters Row thru cul-de-sac 


1 O A O 


1999 




Ella Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,043 


1978 




Elwood Road 


from Forest Street 


642 


1968 




Emerson Street 


from Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


— r\r\ 

590 


1951 




Emerald Avenue 


from Andover St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


400 


2000 




Englewood Drive 


from Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 




Evans Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2,071 


1971 




Everett Avenue 


from Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham Street 


4o0 


1979 




r airiield Koad 


from Main Street 


1,299 


1946 




Fairmeadow Road 


trom Nichols otreet to Nichols otreet 


2,o2o 


1958 




Fairmont Avenue 


from Molloy Road 


952 


1971 




Fairview Avenue 


trom otate otreet 


£1 A Q 

64o 


1933 




Faneuil Drive 


from Mass. Avenue to beyond Harvard Avenue 


/90 


1950 




Faulkner Avenue 


trom Glen Koad to Jacobs otreet 


1,946 


1944 


1953 


Faulkner Avenue 


from Faulkner Ave northeasterly to dead end 


125 


1999 




r ay otreet 


from Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


'7f A 
1 14 


1938 


1945 


r ederal otreet 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


0, /40 


1894 




Fenway Street 


from Rollins Rd to end of cul-de-sac 


6 10 


2004 




Ferguson Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


l,07o 


1967 




Fernbanks Road 


from Mill Road to end of cul-de-sac 


550 


1996 




r lagstail Koad 


from Nichols Street 


COT 

5o7 


1989 




Fletcher Lane 


from Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


792 


1977 




Floradale Avenue 


from Burlington Avenue 


627 


1970 




Flynn Way 


from Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 


680 


1996 




Foley Farm Road 


from Kilmarnock Street to end of cul-de-sac 


363 


2004 




Fordham Road 


from North Reading Line 


3,714 


1971 




r orest otreet 


from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,100 


1894 


1976 


Fox Run Drive 


irom High otreet 


975 


1989 




Franklin Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 




Frederick Drive 


from Salem Street 


1,070 


1966 




Freeport Drive 


from Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2,086 


1979 




Gandali Way 


irom Glen Koad to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 




Gatehouse Lane 


irom lowpath Koad 


380 


1994 




Gearty Street 


trom King Avenue 


627 


1989 




Glen Koad 


irom Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6,870 


1894 




Glendale Circle 


irom Glen Koad to Lawrence Street 


1,304 


1952 




Glenview Koad 


irom buncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 




Gloria Way 


trom Broad Street 


770 


1989 




Gowing Koad 


irom rark btreet to Marcus Koad ■ 


941 


1956 




Grace Drive 


from Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Melody Lane 


2,514 


1966 




Grand Avenue 


from Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 




Grant Street 


from Federal Street 


780 


1943 




Great Neck Drive 


from Woburn Street 


536 


1989 




Grove Avenue 


from Main Street to Lake Street 


4,147 


1910 




Grove Street 


from Reading Line 


120 


1957 




Gunderson Road 


from Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1,506 


1959 


1966 



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STREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE(J 


Hamlin Lane 


from Lawrence Street 


540 


1962 


Hanover Street 


from Atlantic Avenue 


574 


1988 


Hanson Road 


from Woodland Road 


838 


1969 


Hardin Street 


from Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


428 


1951 


Harnden Street 


from Main Street to Glen Road 


600 


1895 


Harold Avenue 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1,312 


1971 


Harris Street 


from BurUngton Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 


Harvard Avenue 


from Main Street to River Street 


430 


1951 


Hathaway Road 


from Woburn Street to Evans Drive 


3,270 


1951 


Hawthorne Road 


from Woburn Street 


230 


1956 


Heather Drive 


from Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1,286 


1979 


Henry L. Drive 


from Woburn Street 


651 


1993 


High Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3,585 


1894 


Hillside Way 


from Chestnut Street to BurHngton Line 


2,230 


1914 


Hilltop Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 


Hobson Avenue 


from Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1,560 


1945 


Hopkins Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,051 


1894 


Houghton Road 


from Kendall Street to Andrew Street 


1,702 


1985 


Industrial Way 


from Woburn Street to West Street 


4,430 


1974 


Isabella Way 


from West Street 


385 


2001 


Jaquith Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


1938 


Jere Road 


from Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1,248 


1968 


Jewel Drive 


from Eames Street 


1,303 


1985 


Jones Avenue 


from Glen Road 


717 


1940 


Jonspin Road 


from Andover Street 


3,800 


1993 


Judith Road 


from Cedar Crest Road to Birchwood Road 


400 


1953 


Kajin Way 


from Woburn Street 


455 


1989 


Kelley Road 


from Chandler Road 


923 


1957 


Kendall Street 


from Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 


Kenwood Avenue 


from Woburn St. to beyond Englewood Dr. 


1,725 


1970 


Kiernan Avenue 


from Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 


693 


1958 


Kilmarnock Street 


from West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1,840 


1894 


King Street 


from Glen Road to Broad Street 


2,400 


1940 


King Street Ext. 


from Glen Road 


487 


1979 


Kirk Street 


from Main Street 


575 


1951 


Lake Street 


from Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3,855 


1894 


Lang Street 


from Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 


T.anrpi Avenup 


from Parker Street to Mollov Road 


659 


1950 


Lawrence Court 


from Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 


Lawrence Street 


from Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4,013 


1956 


Tjedffpwnod Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 

XX VyXXX ku/ \rl,XXWX ^ O If XXVWXX^AW 


383 


1959 


Lexinsfton Street 


from Cunningham St. to Morningside Dr. 


714 


1974 


TiiViPT'tv Stvppt 


frnm Fedpral Strppt 

XX vyxxx X ^vi^xcxx kjvx^^v 


740 


1943 


Lincoln Street 


from Federal Street 


720 


1943 


TjinHa Road 


frnm Hip"H Strppt to hpvond Pinpridffp Road 

XX VyXXX X XXg XX vX CC If \/\J J \JM.M.\A. X XXX^X XU X WCXVti 


1,760 


1950 


T.lnvfl RnaH 


fVnm A^iiin Stfppt 

XX XXX IVXclXXX k-/ LX ^ V 


1,050 


1951 


Lock wood Road 


from Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 


Longview Road 


from Middlesex Avenue 


650 


1959 


Lorin Drive 


from Swain Road 


560 


1992 


Loumac Road 


from Drury Lane 


510 


1963 


Lowell Street 


from Main Street to Reading Line 


10,152 


1894 


Lowell St. Park 


from Lowell Street 


580 


1908 


Lucaya Circle 


from Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 


2,469 


1979 



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STREET LOCATION LENGTH DATE (S) ACCEPTED 



Mackey Road 


from Federal Street 


250 


1943 


Magazine Road 


from Wisser Street 


320 


1973 


Magazine Street 


from Taplin Avenue 


190 


1973 


Main Street 


from Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 


21,387 


1894 


Manning Street 


from Aldrich Road to Moore Street 


970 


2002 


Marcia Road 


from North Street to beyond Carolyn Rd. 


2,806 


1962 


Marcus Road 


from Gowing Road 


2,315 


1958 


Marie Drive 


from Woburn St. to beyond Gvinderson Road 


1,525 


1961 


Marion Street 


from Burlington Ave. to beyond Clifton St. 


1,876 


1945 


Marion Street 


from Marion St. westerly to Marion St. 


975 


1995 


Marion Street 


from Marion St. southeasterly to Marion St. 


1,133 


2000 


Marion Street 


from Marion St. southerly an additional 


950 


2001 


Marjorie Road 


from Main Street 


1,392 


1951 


Massachusetts Ave. 


from Main Street to beyond Brattle St. 


810 


1945 


McDonald Road 


from Salem Street 


2,621 


1944 


Meadow Lane 


from Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1957 


Meadow Lane 


from Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 


115 


1997 


Melody Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 


245 


1966 


Meadow Brook Rd. 


from Factory Rd. southeasterly 


204 


2001 


Middlesex Avenue 


from Main Street to Salem Street 


12,140 


1894 


Miles Street 


from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


Miller Road 


from Glen Road 


638 


1945 


Molloy Road 


from Lowell Street 


988 


2001 


Moore Street 


from Shawsheen Ave to beyond Wedgewood Ave 


1,528 


1967 


Moore Street 


from Existing Moore Street 


630 


2001 


Morgan Road 


from Kilmarnock Street 


653 


1977 


Morningside Drive 


from Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 


693 


1974 


Morse Avenue 


from Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1,360 


1939 


Mystic Avenue 


from Middlesex Avenue 


1,298 


1908 



Nassau Avenue 
Nathan Road 
Nelson Way 
Nichols Street 
Nickerson Avenue 
Norfolk Avenue 
North Street 
N. Washington Ave. 
Nottingham Drive 
Nunn Road 



from Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 

from Senpek Road 

from High Street thru cul-de-sac 

from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 

from West Street 

from Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 
from Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 
from Agostino Drive 
from Stonehedge Drive thru cul-de-sac 
from Kelley Road 



1,566 

1,057 
800 

3,801 
953 
537 

3,515 
858 
480 
214 



1946 
1971 
2002 
1894 
1947 
1954 
1945 
1979 
1997 
1965 



Oak Street 


from Salem Street 


355 


1951 


Oakdale Road 


from Short Street to Judith Road 


2,301 


1950 


Oakridge Circle 


from Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1,730 


1958 


Oakwood Road 


from Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 


800 


1946 


Olson Street 


from Church Street 


122 


1957 


Oxbow Drive 


from Woburn Street 


1,751 


1994 


Palmer Way 


from Middlesex Avenue 


1,437 


1989 


Park Street 


from Woburn Street to No. Reading Line 


4,180 


1895 


Parker Street 


from Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 


2,000 


1919 


Patches Pond Lane 


from Chestnut Street to a dead end 


1,185 


1990 


Patricia Circle 


from DeU Drive 


595 


1958 


Pershing Street 


from Federal Street 


720 


1943 


Phillips Avenue 


from Wild Avenue to beyond Baker Street 


1,519 


1946 


PUcher Drive 


from the end of Gearty Street 


410 


1989 



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STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE(S 


Pilling Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


954 


1959 


Pine Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


Pineridge Road 


from 


North Street to Linda Road 


914 


1960 


Pineview Road 


from 


Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 


450 


1953 


Pinewood Road 


from 


onaay Lane Urive to UaKdale Koad 


1 0£? A 

l,ob4 


1954 


Pleasant Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 


750 


1962 


Powder House dr. 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


710 


1954 


Presidential Dr. 


from 


Boutwell Street 


826 


1977 


Presidential Dr. 


from 


Presidential Drive thru cul-de-sac 


768 


1998 


Progress Way 


from 


Industrial Way 


630 


1974 


Quail Run 


from 


Woburn Street 


500 


1992 


RadcliffRoad 


from 


South Street to Benson Road 


355 


1971 


Railroad Avenue 


from 


Clark Street 


650 


1909 


Reading Avenue 


from 


Oakwood Road 


215 


1979 


Reading Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Ave northwesterly to dead-end 


160 


1997 


Redwood Terrace 


from 


Kenwood Avenue 


645 


1970 


Reed Street 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave. 


1,090 


1971 


Research Drive 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


1,817 


1989 


Richmond Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


1,800 


1973 


Ridge Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1956 


Ring Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 


1,150 


1975 


Kiver btreet 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard Ave. 


453 


1962 


Roberts Road 


from 


Burhngton Ave. to Bvirlington Ave. 


1,861 


1967 


Rollins Road 


from 


Marion Street to Fenway Street 


200 


1954 


Roosevelt Road 


from 


Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1,980 


1946 


Route 62 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 


3,343 


1958 


Royal Street 


from 


Salem Street 


1,043 


1951 


Sachem Circle 


from 


Elizabeth Drive thru cul-de-sac 


520 


2005 


Salem Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to beyond 








Ballardvale Street 


8,895 


1894 


Salem Street 


from 


No. Reading Line to beyond Woburn St. 


6,475 


1894 


Sarafina's Way 


from 


Hopkins St. thru cul-de-sac 


450 


1995 


Scaltrito Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


785 


1974 


School Street 


from 


Middlesex Ave. to beyond Drury Lane 


1,139 


1915 


Seneca Lane 


from 


Tacoma Drive to Tacoma Drive 


1,065 


2002 


Seneca Lane 


from 


Tacoma Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


530 


2004 


Senpek Road 


from 


Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 


280 


1971 


Serenoa Lane 


from 


Woburn St. westerly thru cvd-de-sac 


600 


1999 


Sewell Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1955 


Shady Lane Drive 


from 


Middlesex Ave. to Lawrence Street 


2,904 


1950 


Shawsheen Avenue 


from 


beyond Richmond St. to Billerica Ln. 


11,845 


1894 


Sherburn Place 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


723 


1975 


Sheridan Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


1,021 


1951 


Sherwood Road 


from 


Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


445 


1971 


Silver Lake Ave. 


from 


Lake Street to Dexter Street 


455 


1954 


Somerset Place 


from 


Mystic Avenue easterly thru cul-de-sac 


878 


2000 


Sparhawk Drive 


from 


Park Street to Heather Drive 


361 


1979 


Sprucewood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


690 


1952 


State Street 


from 


Belmont Avenue to Fairview Avenue 


315 


1933 


Stonehedge Drive 


from 


Castle Dr. northerly thru cul-de-sac 


1,400 


1997 


Strout Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street 


908 


1955 


Suncrest Avenue 


from 


West Street to Ledgewood Road 


1,246 


1954 


Swain Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


2,290 


1922 



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STREET LOCATION LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Taft Road 


from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1,986 


1938 


Taplin Avenue 


from Wisser Street 


461 


1946 


Taplin Avenue 


from Baker Street 


900 


1946 


Temple Street 


from Church Street 


214 


1911 


Thrush Road 


from Salem Street to Marie Drive 


400 


1961 


Thurston Avenue 


from Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


623 


1907 


Tomahawk Drive 


from Aldrich Road 


575 


1989 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive to a dead end 


463 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


914 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive 


870 


1993 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive to Butters Row 


886 


1996 


Tracy Circle 


from Woburn Street 


675 


1992 


Truman Road 


from Hathaway Road 


300 


1953 



Unnamed Street 


from 


Salem Street to Andover Street 


470 


1958 


Upton Court 


from 


Andover Street 


500 


1894 


Valyn Lane 


from 


Salem Street 


608 


1989 


Veranda Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


847 


1916 


Virginia Road 


from 


No. Reading Line to No. Reading Line 


1,105 


1954 


Wakefield Avenue 


from 


Buckingham St. easterly to dead end 


355 


1999 


Walker Street 


from 


Main Street 


423 


1958 


Warren Road 


from 


Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


97 


1954 


Washington Avenue 


from 


Clark Street to Stone Street 


1,650 


1920 


Webber Street 


from 


BurUngton Avenue 


677 


1969 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Moore Street 


476 


1967 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Wedgewood Ave. southeast thru cul-de-sac 


75 


1997 


West Street 


from 


Woburn Street to Reading Line 


8,372 


1894 


Westdale Avenue 


from 


West Street 


1,211 


1942 


Wicks Circle 


from 


Everett Avenue 


533 


1971 


Wightman Road 


from 


Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


239 


1954 


Wild Avenue 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1,050 


1910 


Wildwood Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5,290 


1894 


Williams Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


706 


1940 


Wilson Street 


from 


Federal Street 


760 


1943 


Wilton Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,151 


1966 


Winchell Road 


from 


Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


193 


1945 


Wing Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


746 


1958 


Wisser Street 


from 


Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1,146 


1950 


Woburn Street 


from 


Andover Street to Woburn Line 


23,122 


1894 


Woodland Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


1,174 


1969 



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catt forth its powers, buM up its institutions, 
promote aff its great interests, 
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